Labour's candidate has criticised the claim by his Conservative opponent
Christian Klapp, Labour’s candidate in the Putney council by-election on 30th
June, has criticised the claim by his Conservative opponent on the Putney
SW15 website that well-founded concerns about overdevelopment are
“noise” that “we have to look through”.
The Conservative candidate wrote in his article on the Putney SW15 website
on 15th June: “A lot of residents have raised concern over the number of big
developments, and we have to look through the noise.”
Christian responded: “Residents feel incredibly strongly about the overdevelopment
blight to Putney: rightly so. To have the thousands of objections
Putney has made dismissed as “noise” frames perfectly the choice before
Putney at the by-election in a fortnight’s time.
“The idea that Putney must continue to expand regardless of whether the
area can cope with the additional homes and simply because there is
demand is wrong. This stack-em-up, pile-em-high mentality is what blighted
so much of inner London during the 1960s and 1970s.
“The message being sent to Putney is: vote Conservative if you want to be
ignored on over-development and many other issues they think they know
best on. Or vote for me if you want a councillor who listens.”