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Voices ignored


SOLIHULL’S Green Party is feeling aggrieved - and one can understand why.

At the recent local elections they campaigned broadly on planning issues - namely the loss of green space under the programme to regenerate North Solihull backed by their core message of the need to do more to protect the environment.

Yet when it came to divvying up the committee seats at the borough council there was no place when the music stopped for the Greens on planning.

Granted they are the smallest party with just four councillors and are well represented across other committees, but it would appear that the council is denying the people of north Solihull a voice on an issue they feel passionate about.

Labour might claim that they can fulfil that role, yet the people of north Solihull obviously do not think so as they voted out two from that party - including the Labour group leader - in favour of the Greens.

The decision can only increase people’s anger that they are being ignored.

The Greens you know might be on to something and Solihull Council might do well to welcome them and not snub them on key campaign issues.



Cathrina Hulse
Multimedia Journalist
Annette Belcher
Multimedia Journalist
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