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We will not be fooled - letter to the Mail

March 30, 2019 7:39 PM
By Andy Hagon

I was reading the Hartlepool Post website the other day and something written by a contributor made me chuckle. He compared the 'standard' Hartlepool Councillor to a bear. The bear sleeps and only wakes when it's Summer. Similarly, he says, some Hartlepool Councillors only wake up at election time when there are votes to be had. Are your Councillors like that?

If you read the local press at the moment, you'll be astounded by how much the Hartlepool Labour run Council is evidently doing. Article after article pours out, telling us what a great job Labour are doing. But I think Labour forget that the people of Hartlepool are like the wise Owl - a knowledgeable lot. We can see the poor management of our hard earned cash, ravaged health services, half finished visions, and the lack of good jobs coming into the town. We cannot, and will not, be fooled.

I sent in a Freedom of Information request recently, to ask how many local issues each Hartlepool Councillor raised on behalf of residents last year. The response to my request was this - no, we are not telling you how hard your Councillors work. Other Councils freely give this information but not the Labour run Hartlepool Council. Now why would this be. Why would they not want people to know how hard Councillors are working. Surely there's nothing to hide?

So as the local elections approach, think seriously about who you'll vote for. Because after the elections have been and gone, you might not see them again for another four years. Mail Article 30th March