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Northamptonshire Liberal Democrats launch “Safer Streets” campaign

February 27, 2013 3:09 AM
By Daventry Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats, who are the Official Opposition at County Hall, have today launched their "Safer Streets" campaign. Northamptonshire Liberal Democrats are calling for street lights to be switched back on, more frontline policing and dangerous roads and pavements to be repaired.

Cllr Brendan Glynane, Leader of the Liberal Democrats at County Hall, said "Over the past several years Northamptonshire Conservatives have made the wrong choices, plunging our streets into darkness, slashing funds for PCSOs and Police Officers and leaving our roads and pavements in a terrible state."

"Time after time the Liberal Democrats have fought them in the Council Chamber, showing how different choices could keep our streets safer. Yet the Tories have refused to listen at every opportunity. They don't care about elderly people scared to go out at night, about urban areas plunged into darkness or about cratered roads and broken pavements."

"Worse still they have treated any opposition from the public with disdain. Who can forget the former Chair of the Council saying that people who are scared to go out at night should "take a torch and get on with it" or when a member of the Cabinet rudely dismissing residents from Corby who were concerned about the streetlight switch off, remarking "well, that's got rid of them then"? Northamptonshire Conservatives have shown clearly that they just do not care."

"The Liberal Democrats will not stand by and let the Conservatives off the hook here in Northamptonshire. There is a choice locally about what we spend taxpayers money on. We will switch lights back on, restore funds for frontline policing and invest in our roads and pavements. We call on residents to support our campaign for safer streets in Northamptonshire."

Residents can support our campaign by signing our online petition at www.shout-louder.org/saferstreets.html or by going to our facebook page at facebook/saferstreetcampaign