Labour? dirty tricks? never!
Labour has been accused of dirty tricks in the run-up to tomorrow's (Thursday's) Waddon by-election.
As part of its campaign the party is claiming the Tory council has a secret plan to build an incinerator at its Factory Lane recycling site.
But the Tories have firmly denied the claim, and are accusing Labour of scare-mongering to boost its votes.
Labour leader Tony Newman is defiant in his claim, however, ahead of what could be a tight election.
"What I'm saying is the Tories need to stop lying and come clean," he said.
Tory Phil Thomas, who is the council's cabinet member for environment and highways, is outraged at Labour's allegation.
He said: "Basically what they are trying to do is frighten the electorate by scare-mongering and unfortunately a number of elderly people have rung us asking if this is true.
"They are desperate. We would not consider building an incinerator.
"As long as you have a Conservative council you won't have an incinerator in Croydon."
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Labour dirty tricks in Waddon council by-election.
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