Administration must be delighted

THE Conservative administration in North Somerset must be delighted with the worldwide recession and its effects nationally as they hide behind its shortcomings to enact their political dogma of privatisations and cuts in public services.

THE Conservative administration in North Somerset must be delighted with the worldwide recession and its effects nationally as they hide behind its shortcomings to enact their political dogma of privatisations and cuts in public services.

North Somerset's Tories have now decided to do away with more than 700 jobs in Weston by relocating them to Clevedon with the excuse that the accommodation there will save money.

Needless to say they have not looked at or taken into account the effects of so many people and their salaries being removed from the Weston economy or the 'green' effects caused by over 700 people being forced into commuting to and from Weston on a daily basis.

In the past Councillor Elfan Ap Rees has constantly criticised the appalling daily traffic jams at junction 21 but seems oblivious to the fact that the Tories' decision will add yet more vehicles to this already grid-locked area of Weston.


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Perhaps more disturbing is the fact that the majority of Conservative councillors on North Somerset Council have admitted that they know nothing about the proposed move of so many people and its consequences on the economy and the county's infrastructure.

Clearly they are regarded as 'cannon fodder' by their leadership who expect them to support any decisions they make without question.

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I trust those electors who put these people into office in the first place will bear this in mind when they are next asked to use their vote to select their representatives in local government.

COUNCILLOR BOB BATEMAN

Leader of the North Somerset Council Labour Group

Bridge Road, Weston

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