I have just voted in getwestlondon's Weekly Question.
Here is why I hope you take the time to do so as well.
Last week I led a debate in parliament about the demolition of the Earls Court Exhibition Centre.
In the debate (which you can read here) I explained the history of the centre, and how its loss and replacement with high-rise, unaffordable flats would be an economic as well as a cultural disaster for west London.
It is no wonder that the Guardian have called this “the most arrogant, intemperate and destructive major redevelopment scheme in London this century” .
It has been a bad start to the year for the Council. They left parents, teachers, and campaigners shocked by voting to close a fine primary school, the Sulivan School, which even recently received a ‘Gold Club’ award from the Council’s Tory chum, the Mayor of London.
As reported here by the Chronicle, the decision has come under serious scrutiny and questions are being asked about the relationship between some senior councillors and the developers of the free school that wants the Sulivan’s land.
All these decisions together show the Council for what they really are. The proposed Earls Court demolition is just another example of an out of touch Council that knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.