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Cliftonville East – Louise Oldfield

11 Apr

The by-election for shamed former council leader Sandy Ezekial’s seat in Cliftonville East will be a high-profile one for Thanet. Under most circumstances we would have fielded a candidate.

But the announcement by Louise Oldfield that she will be running as an independent made us think twice. If anyone deserves the seat Louise does.

She has demonstrated her integrity, her tenacity and her commitment to the community with Streets Ahead Margate, with a persistent asking of difficult questions to the council and with her constant calls for greater transparency and accountability in Thanet.

You can see some of her Freedom of Information here and many fumbling half (or non-existent) responses. You don’t always make yourself popular asking difficult questions, but Louise has persisted, because they are questions that demand answers.

For that reason we have decided to stand aside and back Louise.

We wish her the best of luck.