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Letter to the Editor

May 11, 2022 7:04 PM
By Stephen Hardy MBE in Bexhill Observer
Dear Editor

One of the reasons why the Conservatives did so badly in the local elections last week, losing nearly 500 seats, mainly to the Liberal Democrats, was because they have absolutely no plan to solve the current cost of living crisis.

The only crumbs of comfort that they have hinted at to solve the crisis are incredibly to reduce the number of assistants in nurseries so the nursery could cope with more children by employing fewer assistants, and by making us have MOT tests for our vehicles every two years instead of every year.

Both of these so-called 'helpful' ideas would save the average family very little but come with significant downsides, which the Conservatives have seemingly willfully ignored.
Fewer childcare assistants means poorer care for our precious children and doubling the time between MOT tests means more unsafe and unroadworthy vehicles on the road.
Instead of helping people, especially the less well off they have increased National Insurance charges which hit the poorest more than anyone else.

That is why when given the chance in those parts of the country which had elections, the voters did the sensible thing and chose parties other than the clueless Conservatives.

Stephen Hardy