Wednesday 27th January 2021,
North Yorks Enquirer

“I Didn’t Vote Labour”

November 26, 2020 Letters

“I Didn’t Vote Labour”

A Letter to the Editor from FRANK CHALMERS, commenting on the achievements of the present SBC administration.

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Mr Editor,

I write to register my absolute disappointment with the current administration at Scarborough Council; that of the Labour party under the so-called leadership of Councillor Steve Siddons. It is my conviction that those elected to represent should do so with the most honest of intentions and reflect those of the very people that elected them. With that in mind:

I didn’t vote Labour to see the ‘legalised’ extortion of levy payments from small businesses.

I didn’t vote Labour to see two hundred and odd students bag all the parking spaces in the old town.

I didn’t vote Labour to see promises of a market/town square disappear without trace.

I didn’t vote Labour to see promises of a top-class attraction on the Futurist site disappear without trace.

I didn’t vote Labour to see a ramshackle hotel purchased at DOUBLE the going rate.

I didn’t vote Labour to see an overgrown weed patch flourish, where a cinema was promised to appear.

I didn’t vote Labour to see a vibrant working harbour turn into a farsical day out for out of towners.

I didn’t vote Labour to see more empty shops replacing previously empty shops.

I didn’t vote Labour to see a continuation of email interception by unelected pencil pushers.

I didn’t vote Labour to see a continuatin of the culture of secrecy.

I didn’t vote Labour to see such a pathetic pandemic response.

I could go on (and on and on and on) but I suspect your readers will tire of seeing their own disappointments repeated in print, ad nauseam.

Keep up the good work. The Enquirer is the only opposition now – unless some of the town’s so-called heavy hitters step up to the plate. As for me, I most certainly did not vote Labour. Nor, would I ever. Knowing all this, I am reminded of a pertinent quote:

  • The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

Perhaps we could all eat cake while this blows over. What say you?

Regards,

Frank Chalmers

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