We are getting tired of defending KRA ‘s lack of partisan allegiances.
This is exactly why people don’t like politicians. They are not interested in what ordinary people say unless they speak with a party rosette.
Just to reiterate, we are just residents. Unlike most of you, we are not professional planners, developers or career politicians and we ARE cross party! We live everywhere in Kingston and include people who vote for all and every political party.
Most of the time, it has been a case of David versus several Goliaths, as we have campaigned, without access to funds or professional advice, against the corporate resources of St George and its supporters within the Council. When we have met with Councillors for advice and information, the only result is to be accused of hidden political affiliation.
During our campaign we have been accused of all sorts of clandestine allegiances. Not to mention being threatened by the Leader of Kingston Council, Kevin Davis:
It is our democratic right to expect that the objections of ordinary residents are not just heard but our views are also acted upon by our elected representatives.
This Includes our extremely quiet MP James Berry and Councillor ‘We need to talk about Kevin’ Davis, with his job share between Professional Planning Consultant and Council Leader.
Please remember, Kingston has already suffered from more than its fair share of bad council decisions from the past.
So one last time: KRA is a large group of very concerned Kingston residents who sincerely believe the mistakes of the past are about to be made again.
WE ARE NOT AGAINST DEVELOPMENT IN OUR BOROUGH BUT IT SHOULD BE SUSTAINABLE AND AT AN APPROPRIATE SCALE. MOST IMPORTANTLY, LOCAL RESIDENTS’ WISHES AND CONCERNS SHOULD BE RESPECTED BY OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES.
Come and support us on Tuesday 2nd June 2015 7.30 pm @ Guildhall