Polling stations are now open in Dollis Hill Ward where people are now able to vote for Parvez Ahmed, Labour’s candidate for the Brent Council by-election which is taking place today.


Sarah Teather and the Brent Liberal Democrats slammed in Parliament for being hypocritics

Following my blogpost here LINK – covered by the brilliant Political Scrapbook website here LINK the issue of the Brent Central Liberal Democrats political communications during Lib Dem Alison Hopkin’s Dollis Hill Ward by-election campaign has been raised to the Leader of the House of Commons Sir George Young.

In a Parliamentary debate, Angela Eagle MP said:

May I wish everyone a happy international women’s day and welcome the debate later today, for which I thank my hon. Friend the Member for North East Derbyshire (Natascha Engel)? Does the Leader of the House agree that the Justice Secretary should clear his diary to attend it? The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill will halve the number of women entitled to legal aid in domestic violence cases. The Opposition have set out proposals to reduce the legal aid bill without penalising the most vulnerable. Will the Leader of the House explain how the Government’s proposals are fair?

One person who does not think it fair is the junior Education Minister, the hon. Member for Brent Central (Sarah Teather), who spends her day voting for Government cuts and then goes delivering leaflets in the evening asking, “Who can you trust to stop the cuts?” The answer is clearly not the Liberal Democrats. Will the Leader of the House arrange for an urgent debate on Government communications to the electorate to enable her to explain herself?

This was picked up by a number of MPs on Twitter who highlighted the level of Lib Dem hypocrisy on the social networking site:

More MPs commented and people around the country condemned the hypocritical approach of the Brent Liberal Democrats. Brent deserves better than this sort of shameful and shameless set of individuals.

By-election officially called for Dollis Hill Ward in Brent on March 22nd – Vote Parvez Ahmed

A by-election has officially been called for Dollis Hill Ward in the London Borough of Brent following the death of Liberal Democrat Councillor Alec Castle. It will take place on Thursday March 22nd 2012.

Labour’s candidate for the Dollis Hill Ward by-election is Parvez Ahmed. Parvez lives in Dollis Hill Ward, has years of experience as a community activist and would make an excellent Council colleague at Brent Council.

In May 2010, the Liberal Democrats took all three Council seats in this Ward. Using the 2010 results, Labour needs a swing of 1.4% from the Liberal Democrats to Labour to win the seat.