The Labour Party by-election campaign teams have been out in force with their candidates speaking to disaffected residents fed up with the lack of response from their ward Councillors.
Brompton Ward candidate Mark Sautter said: ‘Even on a Sunday afternoon the traffic in the area is appalling, almost gridlocked. We are also hearing stories about anti-social behaviour around the clubs and bars keeping working people awake half the night, and cars roaring around the streets in the early hours. Residents tell me they have complained about these issues but their Councillors have offered no help whatever. They need a Councillor who will work hard for them; if elected I will work tirelessly on their behalf’.
Queens Gate candidate Keith Stirling said: ‘We have been talking to residents about car parking and traffic problems in the area. Not a single one had been informed about the upcoming chaos about to unfold this summer, when the De Vere Gardens construction site will mean closure of all but one lane of traffic each way for three months. It’s bad enough on a Sunday afternoon with no lane closures! It’s incredible that one of their Councillors is vice-chair of Transport for London but is letting this happen in his own ward. If elected I will work with the Council to find better alternatives.’