Wednesday 5 May 2010

Simon Heffer supports Barnet’s Wardens

Daily Telegraph columnist Simon Heffer has written an excellent piece today in support of Yvonne Hossack, pictured right, who is standing as an independent candidate in Stockton South.

Heffer praises Mrs Hossack’s tireless efforts to save the warden service in Barnet and across the country at great personal cost to herself. Readers will recall that Mrs Hossack was reported to the Law Society last year in an attempt to have her struck off. She faced six professional misconduct charges brought following complaints made by several councils after she had challenged their attempts to slash their warden services.

At the time, Mayor of Barnet Brian Coleman sent an e-mail to his fellow Tory councillors:
“PRIVATE AND POLITICAL. Let us hope the dreadful Hossack woman is struck off by the Law Society , in the current climate the sensible nature of Barnet's changes is becoming more evident every day.”
No doubt to Coleman’s chagrin, the Law Society cleared Mrs Hossack of these vindictive and vexatious charges and the warden service has won a temporary reprieve. However, if Lynne Hillan is returned to power tomorrow, the threat to this vital service will sadly become a reality.

Don't Call Me Dave hopes that Mrs Hossack is elected to Parliament so that she can continue to fight the good fight on behalf of Barnet’s vulnerable elderly residents.

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