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Democracy means if you have one rule for one then you have it for the other

30 October, 2020

Councillor Claudia Webbe. Photo: David Woolfall

• STEVEN Powell’s letter (If you leave the party for which you were elected, resign, October 23), is typical of almost all politicians and members of a political party to use the old adage of “don’t do as I do do as I say”.

He has asked for both Councillor Rakhia Ismail and Councillor Gary Poole “both caring councillors” to stand down and fight a by-election.

Can I ask how he feels that councillor Claudia Webbe can go on representing the good people of the Bunhill ward when she is 101.3 miles away in Leicester as an elected Member of Parliament after starting to climb that greasy pole of politics as well as being temporary suspended from the Labour Party for an alleged incident?

Do not the good people of the Bunhill ward deserve the same for their councillor standing down and to fight a by-election?

And what about democracy when it comes to closing roads off in our borough without democratic consultation?

No, sorry, Steven Powell if your going to have one rule for one then you have to have it for the other.

JOHN WALTERS,
N19

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