I vote Tory but am no yuppie, Galloway
Dear Editor, MY CONTACT lenses almost popped out when I read MP George Galloway’s polemics for all Tory voters who he describes as Yuppie Conservatives’ (Advertiser, May 15). This amazes me
MY CONTACT lenses almost popped out when I read MP George Galloway's polemics for all Tory voters who he describes as 'Yuppie Conservatives' (Advertiser, May 15). This amazes me.
Firstly, he writes off all Conservative voters as unsuitable for canvassing to gain their vote.
Does he try to ensure they will never vote for him? He certainly doesn't present himself as a serious alternative to the more realistic voter.
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Secondly, not all Tory voters are newly-established residents in the East End, 'yuppies' as he calls them. I for one have lived here for more than 30 years and raised my children in poverty.
Still, I have noticed that during Conservative Government we had better housing conditions than now because, after 10 years of Labour at Westminster, my rents and rates steadily increased year by year.
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But the maintenance services provision from my landlords, Tower Hamlets council, has decreased.
Thirdly, some of my neighbours approached me when I was out canvassing with my Conservative rosette near my polling station (for the May 1 London elections) that they would be voting Conservative. Those people have lived here much longer than me and no doubt fought my German forefathers during the Second World War.
Galloway is quite mistaken to think that there isn't a popular vote for the Conservatives in East London.
Sewardstone-road, Bethnal Green