Labour loses Dollis Hill seat to library campaigner Alison Hopkins

Congratulations to our fellow campaigner Alison Hopkins who yesterday reminded Brent Labour that you do not win by shutting down services. She took the Dollis Hill seat in a by-election called after the tragic death of Cllr. Alec Castle (LD).

She said:

“It is clear that a huge number of Brent residents are still very angry at Labour’s decision to force through the closure of half of our libraries in the face of massive public opposition.

“They are fed up with the increased rubbish on the streets and the overflowing bins caused by Labour’s decision to target cuts at street cleaning. It’s time for the Labour politicians who run Brent Council to start listening to local people.

“Now I have a seat in the council chamber I will use it to continue to argue the case for local libraries anc cleaner streets.

“I will speak up for the thousands of local residents and children who have lost out because of Brent Council’s refusal to listen.

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