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Tory campaign in the gutter says Harlow Alliance Party leader

Elections / Wed 3rd May 2023 at 12:24pm

THE leader of the Harlow Alliance Party has told YH that the only impact the local Tories are having is in the amount of litter caused by their leaflets.

Nicholas Taylor (pictured on Fir Park below)said: “It is interesting to note that only one Conservative candidate at this week’s election has come forward to be interviewed by yourharlow. With a growing list of broken pledges made by the Conservative administration perhaps this should come as no surprise.

For the best part of a decade, they have been trotting out the government pledge to build a new hospital in the area. The hospital board took the decision to relocate to the east of Harlow as long ago as March 2019 with doors to the new hospital opening in 2024. Four years later there is still no sign of a spade being put in the ground. In a similar fashion the Government announced back in 2017 that Public Health England was going to centralise many of its functions to premises at The Pinnacles bringing nearly 3000 jobs to Harlow. Six years on and it is clear that this pledge has been mothballed.

After nearly two years in control of the Council the Conservative pledge to build hundreds of council homes has not even started, sites like the former Lister House site lie derelict and others like at Sherards House have met fierce opposition from residents. The pledge to “make Harlow the best town in Britain, the Town Centre the best in Essex and the cycle track system the best in the world” are all pledges which little if any progress has been made. There is no evidence to date that the sponsorship of roundabout maintenance pledged by the Conservatives has even started.

Finally, what of the Conservative pledge of 2021 to stop development to the south and west of Harlow on land within Epping Forest DC. This failed when Conservative controlled Epping Forest DC voted through the plan on 6 February this year. They are now claiming that only a vote for the Conservatives can stop this development, a claim which is clearly not true. 

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11 Comments for Tory campaign in the gutter says Harlow Alliance Party leader:

Bruce Downey
2023-05-03 12:48:24

That’s it scatter them here smile 📸

David Forman
2023-05-03 14:08:17

The company paid leaflet distributors on minimum wage couldn't stomach delivering them any longer.

Peter Henegan
2023-05-03 15:58:08

No wonder I havent seen any leaflets from the conservatives, Nicholas is standing on them! To be fair the only leaflet I have had through my door for these elections is from Reform.

JC
2023-05-03 17:34:25

Yes & what Nicholas isn't standing on I expect has now been put into recycling bin by the public for collection....says it all really doesn't it for the conservative!!! as they waste money, don't fulfil their promises & basically not doing much for Harlow at all but then again nor do the other party's.

Nicholas Taylor
2023-05-03 18:52:25

The article does not make it clear that these leaflets were found in the road this morning by a resident who called on me to report it. I cleared up the Tory mess which extended on to Kingsmoor Road.

geoff turner
2023-05-04 06:37:25

hi nicholas you really expect us to believe that someone called you to clear up the mess? is it because the road sweepers are on strike ? next you will expect us to believe your going to fill pot holes

Tony WIseman
2023-05-04 06:48:11

Well done Nicholas, it's great to see someone tidy up after their less considerate neighbours!

Diane-Maire
2023-05-04 07:18:11

Yes Geoff These leaflets were scattered behind a parked car and even placed on the windscreen. They were there from early morning and possibly from the night before . Only the distributors can say why they were dumped in the open as they could easily have been placed in a recycle bin. No conspiracy here Just the facts .

Geoff turner
2023-05-04 09:27:32

If they were there that long Diane did you not think to pick them up yourself fact

Nick Gunning
2023-05-04 10:29:33

The "New" hospital is a 'dead-cat' like many Johnson policies- lots of tory donor consultant firms collecting huge fees but none of it to buy spades! The 'new' hospital would be built by a motorway, a danger to expectant mothers and staff, while the central, transport connected site would be sold off to their friends the speculators- disabled non-drivers would need to spend a fortune on transport getting to outpatient clinics. The MP, who says very Liberal things but votes for some of the most illiberal policies ever, would be able to claim it was his achievement; and whoever owned the land would be quids in. But this is a fraudulent local authority now. They 'froze' the council tax, knowing that the bulk of the take is seized by their accomplices in the County Council, which has pushed the tax to the legal limit. Additionally they have increased council rents by 7-8%, thus transferring the bills from those who own property to those who have far less- typical tory 'survival of the fittest' folly. I looked as though I'd been mugged the other week because both feet were caught in a pavement pothole on a poorly lit stretch- I have not received any response to my complaint and neither those holes, nor broken steps or tilted pavements have even been marked, or, presumably undirected m inspected! Some of these potholes will some be down to the level of roman remains! But all communications were contacted contracted out when they last ruled harlow- the website and other systems are designed to frustrate the most basic personal issues. Roll on a resumption of decent service.

Nicholas Taylor
2023-05-04 10:41:07

Geoff, these leaflets were noticed as Diane-Marie drove by, some were partly under the car which is not pictured, many were damp probably because those delivering them were in the area the evening before, others had been run over by cars and as it turned out some had found their way over the other side of Kingsmoor Road. Diane- Marie did indeed help me pick them up, there were 45 in all. The basic fact of this story is of course that Tory volunteers or someone paid to deliver leaflets felt is was Ok to litter our streets. As a footnote, I did not write the headline to this article. I thought my suggestion was better " Tories trying to paper over the cracks!"

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