While Labour just stand on the sidelines and do nothing
Tooting has not reached it’s full potential because Conservative run council puts money into its favoured areas in Battersea and Putney, and our current councillors are too weak to stand up to them. We need real local champions who will get a fair deal for Tooting from Wandsworth Council.
More and more Tooting residents are feeling that our area is being overlooked when decisions are made at Wandsworth Town Hall. Despite being a thriving community, too often Tooting is at the bottom of the Council’s priority list for major improvement and investment, meaning major problems such as traffic gridlock, run down high streets and fly-tipping have gone unchecked.
Often this problem is made worse by the indifference of the Conservative run Council, who focus their efforts on Putney and Battersea. Meanwhile, Labour simply take Tooting for granted, assuming that people will support them at election time, even if they do little to stand up for Tooting outside of election season.
That is why people are turning to the Tooting Liberal Democrats as a group committed to standing up for Tooting on the Council and ensuring that our area isn’t taken for granted.
The track record of campaigners such as Jon Irwin, who has been at the forefront of new, innovative ideas to solve our traffic chaos or forcing the Council to take action to ensure that the Wheatsheaf pub remains an important part of our community, shows that Lib Dems are people who want to get things done.
Commenting, Lib Dem Candidate Giles Derrington said:
“Tooting is a great place and has even greater potential, but too often we are let down because there is simply no one prepared to really fight for our area on the Council. While places like Balham and Putney have seen major investment by the Council in the last five years, Tooting has once again been overlooked. Residents here pay our Council Tax like everyone else, and we deserve better.
Tooting Lib Dems are committed to standing up for Tooting and making sure that residents have a real voice on their side. Our priority is making sure that people in Tooting can be proud of our area, that it is clean and safe and making sure new businesses feel it is the kind of place they want to set up shop. We want to see Tooting thrive and that means having a laser focus on our area and the priorities of local residents”
The Labour Government introduced rules that have allowed clusters of betting shops to blight our streets. We want to bring an end to this.