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I visited Hodge Hill twice today. In the morning we (Nicola Davies and I) visited a location which demonstrated

  • The growth of anti-social behaviour under this Labour Government
  • The failure of the Labour Council's repairs service and its inability to do repairs
  • The massive housing crisis created by Labour in Birmingham and their inaction on voids

The location was a block of flats where someone set a chair on fire in the hall about 3-4 months ago and nothing has been done. Meanwhile there is an empty cytexed flat at the side whilst thousands of households are homeless.


Later in the day we met ex Labour Councillor Amir Khan who is backing Nicola Davies to win in Hodge Hill. Amir was a PJP candidate in Nechells in June 2004. He is, therefore, the second PJP candidate to call for people to support the Lib Dems rather than the SWP.


Nicola and I then visited Shard End Carnival. Labour may claim that they cannot find Nicola, but Labour supporters complained about us talking to local residents there. Residents raised concerns about Labour's Council budget leading to cuts in teacher numbers in at least one local school. Clearly now we are involved in the City Executive we need to sort out these problems caused by Labour.


Clearly the reason Labour cannot find Nicola is that they are not looking. I did, however, find Liam Byrne and bought his son a nice yellow hat which sadly then was covered in Labour stickers, but at least for a moment it was a nice colour.



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