Labour makes tenants suffer a long, cold winter

Labour tenants waiting for decent homes upgrades had to suffer during the recent long, cold winter. Residents reported to Charlton's conservative council candidates that they had waited so long for double-glazing that they had to use masking tape to exclude drafts in their single-glazed windows. Many council tenants are so disaffected with their Labour landlords that they pledged to vote for their Conservative council candidates in the forthcoming local elections.

Richard Shackleton commented: "It's a sign of how badly the decent homes project was organised that council tenants must suffer this long winter without any apparent urgency on behalf of the Labour council to get their homes up to standard."

Your Conservative candidates wrote to the council to report the conditions that some tenants were living in and to push for faster completion of the work.