Labour withdraw their support for a debate on “opposing on principle the development of green open space in Swindon”
The Swindon Labour party appear to be running their local election campaign by trying to scare local residents into voting for them with non-existent threats that green open space in areas like Covingham and Dorcan are “at risk” of being built on.
This outrageous rhetoric by Labour is generating concern from local residents. Councillors are meant to be leaders in the local community, and with trust in politicians at at all time low, this kind of scaremongering should have no place in election campaigns. I can only imagine what claims are being made on the doors to local residents.
I can reassure local residents that there is absolutely no truth in Labour claims that the Conservatives are not protecting green open space like Smittanbrook from developers. There are no plans to do anything of the sort, and I don’t think any developer would be silly enough to suggest building on these popular parks and open spaces.
Labour withdraw support for “opposing on principle the development of green open space in Swindon”
Local residents should not be surprised that by these attempts to grab for votes in any way they can. At the Full Council meeting on the Thursday 29th March, the Leader of the Labour group withdrew his parties support for a debate on “opposing on principle the development of green open space in Swindon”. In refusing to debate this motion or consider any amendments, a clear message was given to local residents of where they stand.
Labour attempt to bamboozle residents with technical jargon
In their wisdom, Swindon Labour fail to think the consequences. It is quite clear that if they Labour were in control of the Swindon then they would have:
- agreed to the Labour Governments plan for 36,000 new houses to be built in Swindon
- agreed to the attempts to build more than 12,000 houses to the East of the A419
- refused to debate whether the Council should “oppose on principle development on green open space in Swindon”.