Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Alan Whitehead -In office but not in power

My picture shows Mr Whitehead hands raised on election night 2001. The Lib Dem candidate who was heavily defeated is pictured on the left of the photo, John Denham is ironically pictured on the far right! Two Labour stalwarts of the voluntary party are pictured in the back ground.

I don't know who Labour MP Alan Whitehead thinks put in the Lib-Dem administration that runs Southampton City Council in but in case he is not aware, I will tell him.
It was his Labour councillors on the Council; The Lib-Dems govern with Labour's support. Despite that, he has urged the city's Lib-Dem run council to do more to crack down on anti-social behaviour.

He is my reply to the local press;

Dear Letters Editor,

Labour MP Alan Whitehead latest attempt to win a headline by asking the Council to do more to tackle anti-social behaviour would be laughable if the issue he addresses was not so serious. Does he not realise that it is his Labour government who let out hundreds of thousands of offenders early, his government that lost control of illegal immigration and his government who has starved the police of resources in Hampshire? It is his government who has a Home Secretary who describes his department as ‘inadequate in terms of its scope, it's inadequate in terms of its information technology, leadership, management systems and processes’.
In a recent Home Affairs Select Committee meeting fellow Labour Southampton MP John Denham put it rather well when he said "Our report highlights many ways in which the administration and decision-making in the system could be improved, but the biggest single change must be a far more focused effort on enforcement.”
Mr Whitehead seems very out of touch so my advice would be to suggest his government recruites more police- lots of them.
Yours truly,
Matthew Dean
Southampton Test Conservatives.


Blogger Matt Dean said...

This article got published as a letter in The Daily Echo, Southampton today.

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