Wish list was impractical.Kevin Graham of Woolsington Labour Party's attack on the council on the issue of street wardens needs to be exposed as pre-election point-scoring (Your Shout, March 20).
While Lib Dem LIB DEM Liberal Democrat(s) (UK political party) councillors voted against Labour's budget wish list earlier this month, people should be aware that Labour's financial proposals would have resulted in a black hole in the city council's finances.
At a time when personal debt is at record levels, Labour proposed an irresponsible and undeliverable un·de·liv·er·a·ble
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un credit-card budget.
It claimed it would pay for major spending commitments by significantly increasing council borrowing ( but failed to account for the additional interest payments this would generate.
Unlike Labour, the Lib Dems have achieved a record of sound financial management at the council.
On the issue of street wardens, the Lib Dems have significantly increased the number citywide to more than 50 since taking over the council.
All are directly funded by the Lib Dem council, after the Labour Government stopped providing funds for this important service.
The Government is now also seeking to withhold funding which would halt the introduction of 300 extra community support officers for Northumbria Police Northumbria Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the areas of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear in England. The service is the sixth largest police constabulary in England or Wales. As of April 2005, the current Chief Constable is Mike Craik. ( but I don't expect we shall hear a peep out of Kevin and his Labour cronies about this.
I urge Newcastle voters not to be taken in by Kevin and the Labour spin machine.
COUN GREG STONE, pictured, Lib Dem, North Heaton North Heaton is a ward of Newcastle City Council Council in Newcastle upon Tyne. It covers the northern part of the Heaton district as well as High Heaton. , Newcastle City Council, via e-mail.