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Jayne Innes - have they read the minutes?

It is interesting that Labour have decided to campaign on two issues in Yardley.

Firstly, they are campaigning on anti-social behaviour. The facts of the figures is that with our administration in the City Council we have more than tripled the number of anti-social behaviour orders from 12 to at least 39 and thats only with 9 months in our administration. In December we had 17 ASBOs to take action to deal with harrassment of the vulnerable.

Secondly, they are campaiging to get surface crossings on the Coventry Road. I know that at least one Labour activist has had the minutes of the Yardley District Committee in January (a month before their campaign started) which confirmed that surface crossings are about to be installed.

Jayne Innes may know more about Wakefield than Yardley, but some people in the Labour Party must know that we are installing surface crossings. It is something that does, however, need to be done.


Bob Piper said…
What? Not campaigning on something they already know is going to be done? Not the very thing Lib Dem Focus teams have been doing for years?
PoliticalHack said…
Heaven forbid, Bob.

Didn't the LDs in parliament orginally oppose ASBOs - or is that something else that John and the gang want to gloss over?
john said…
An ASBO is a form of injunction which has existed as a legal mechanism for decades if not centuries.

I do not think the party opposed the creation of this legal mechanism (the party was probably the Whigs at that stage).

I am not saying that Labour definitely know that this particular thing is going to be done. The campaign team may not know what is going on. I know at least one Labour Activist has a copy of the relevant minutes and was a meeting last Thursday at which this was further discussed.

In any event the libel action I won against Dick Knowles in the early 1990s was around this issue.

I was not a happy bunny that Labour kept going around making the same allegation. They wouldn't apologise so I sued.

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