Monday, January 25, 2010

Council told to play fair on WHQS vote

Liberal Democrat activists are concerned to find that Neath Port Talbot officers are not providing the level playing-field required for a fair choice by council tenants.

Sources within the "No" campaign complain that:

  • the council has still not provided the geographically-order list of properties promised six months ago;
  • people who display "No" posters have been told that they are illegal and they have to be taken down;
  • tenants who have returned "no" forms have been been visited by council officers and asked to change their mind to the extent that some have felt intimidated.

There is an independent tenants advisory. Officers should not be arguing for or against transfer, if they do, they are out of order.
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