Catherine West, Leader of the Labour Group in Islington is a rising young star. She has written to me about Labour’s campaign in Islington to save school meals. At Islington Council’s budget meeting on Thursday 26 February, Islington Labour will be proposing free school meals for all children at primary school and nursery, as well as a £100 targeted council tax discount for pensioners. Sounds an excellent programme to me. The Liberal Democrats aren’t listening. Instead they want a council tax policy that would do little to help any but the wealthiest households in the borough.
You can make a difference. Send Islington’s Liberal Democrat Council a message to let them know what you think by following this link.
Do any Liberal Democrats want to explain what the difference between Islington Liberal Democrats and the Conservative Party is?
The Liberal Democrats are trying to block Islington Labour’s free school meals campaign. Instead of supporting children, they want a tax plan to benefit the most wealthy, and they want to keep some of the highest executive councillors’ salaries in the country.
In a PR stunt, they have said they want people to email them and tell them which they prefer. Not very democratic is it? Many pensioners will not have email, nor will many of the poorer people in Islington. Most people do not have school age children so how credible will this “consultation” exercise be?