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Door to Door More Important Than Labour's Little Games

March 23, 2001 12:00 AM

Bedford's Liberal Democrats are disappointed and saddened by Labour's "cynical abuse of Door to Door" in their attempt to re-write history. "I don't know which I am more angry about," said Liberal Democrat Leader Michael Headley. "Labour's ludicrous attempt to re-write history or their continued cynical abuse of Door to Door." "Door to Door are far too valuable to this borough to be kicked around like this." Said Michael Headley. "Labour chose to play political games with Door to Door when they tore away their funding. Now they are rubbing salt into the wounds by dragging it up again. And of course now they are trying to re-write the history books and claim credit for saving Door to Door when it was they who were its greatest persecutors." "They seem to think that the people of Bedford have short memories." Continued Cllr Headley. "They want us to thank them for their generosity in removing Door to Door's long term funding and replacing it with a one off hand out. Cllr Hunt has confirmed that the Labour group has no intention of returning annual Borough Council funding to this invaluable service. Trying to pass the buck to the County Council is nothing more than a coward's way of making cuts." Councillor Michael Headley concluded by saying "I had hoped that Door to Door would be allowed to get on with their work, as best they can, until we get a chance to return their funding next year. But Labour won't even let them do that!"