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Council Leader Trying To Take Credit

March 19, 2021 5:00 PM
By Thomas Clarke

A member of my household was surprised to receive a letter from the council this week telling them that they had to shield due to them being clinically vulnerable. They had already been made aware of this having had the NHS write to them recently. I was shocked to see that the council letter was signed from the leader of the council, Damian White.

Why did the leader of the council think it was necessary to have the letter come addressed from him? Well it did have some useful and clear information within it - including details of how to sign up to postal voting for the May elections.

This is clearly a ploy to try and get some good headlines for his party and himself by using council documents, and therefore funds, to do so. He knows the need for some good publicity following the gerrymandering accusations of the past year. I wonder will he also be putting his name to council tax bills, planning applications and all other council communications in the future?

Thomas Clarke, Liberal Democrat GLA Candidate for Havering and Redbridge