Fighting for the issues that matter

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Your local Conservative Action Team has been working hard for the last eight years to make sure that Tower Hamlets Council takes notice of the issues that matter in Wapping. From the anti-social behaviour on Pennington Street to the closure of
Wapping station, from the Olympic route on The Highway to overdevelopment, Cllr Emma Jones and her team have been busy across our local area.

Our Action Team’s surgeries have been very popular with local residents. They have helped local people on issues as diverse as housing, crime and anti-social behaviour, funding for local community groups, school places and rubbish collections.

Local Conservative councillor Dr Emma Jones says “In Wapping, we have a very strong community spirit and with major new housing developments planned locally, it is important that Tower Hamlets Council invests properly in local services and infrastructure. We must ensure that schools, doctors surgeries and public transport can keep pace with the extra demands placed upon them.”

With your help we can achieve much more over the next four years.

Fighting Town Hall Waste

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Local Conservatives exposed the scandal of Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman and his cronies taking taxis and charging you the bill. In only 24 months Rahman’s cronies charged you £8,000 for taxi fares, while Rahman charges £50,000 a year for a chauffeur and car. Local Conservative councillor Cllr Dr Emma Jones says “While everyone else in the borough takes buses and the DLR, the Mayor swans around in a chauffeur-driven car. Only a Conservative administration will stop this abuse of taxpayers money.”

End of East End Life

Figures unveiled by local Conservatives show £3.2 million is blown annually in Tower Hamlets on publicity like East End Life — over £1 million more than any other London borough. Wapping Conservative campaigner, Neil King says “This waste of taxpayers’ money on propaganda has become an abuse. We pay so that Lutfur Rahman can have pictures of himself pushed weekly through our doors. Only the Conservatives are fighting to end this.”P1060859

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London Docks: Big Change Ahead for Wapping

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The London Dock plans for the News International site will bring new life to this abandoned corner of our ward. However the scale of the development will put pressure on existing facilities and have an impact on the character of our area. The Conservative group has been scrutinising this application and voted to defer granting permission until worries about the height of buildings, traffic pressure and completion time could be resolved. We also worry that the Council is failing to use money from the developer to improve Shadwell DLR station However, two Independent councillors on the planning committee and one Labour councillors have now voted to wave the application through.

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Repairing the Ward

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We think our ward is one of the most beautiful and atmospheric in London with its historic, maritime legacy and stable village community. Yet we also think it is under-maintained and overlooked by Tower Hamlets and the borough’s Mayor. Your local Action Team keeps up the pressure on the Council by securing pots of funding for local works and reporting jobs that need doing.
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