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Wycombe Labour's Deputy Group Leader Cllr Khalil Ahmed called for the leader of Wycombe
District Council to step aside as leader as an act of belated sense duty for her failure to
reveal the true cost of the bungled ANPR system.

Councillor Khalil Ahmed, Labour’s Councillor for Disraeli, asked the leader a question during
a Full Council meeting last night,

"In light of the recent Bucks Free Press article relating to the loss of revenue through
uncollected fines from the now defunct ANPR system, can the leader explain to the public as
to why we are having to find out about the true cost of the failed project via FOI's and could
she also comment on why a full inquiry was not deemed appropriate to dispel any theories
of a cover up regarding the actual about lost?"

The leader's response was a repeat of the answer previously given when she was challenged by
the Labour councillor for failing to carry out the necessary due diligence before
implementation of the ill-fated ANPR system and assertions that the cabinet member was
incompetent and negligent in her duty. Cllr Ahmed went on to say

The leader's comments in last weeks Bucks Free Press article refer to the ANPR system as
'old news' and frankly this is appalling, to say the least. Considering that the leader decided
to reshuffle her cabinet and opted to replace the Cabinet Member for Environment Services,
clearly, this was an acknowledgement of failure within her own team and would it not have
been fairer if she too had considered her position as leader, through a belated sense of
duty?

This prompted a very angry response from Cllr Katrina Woods who denied the claim that the
ANPR system as a fiasco as alleged by Cllr Ahmed.



Now it looks as though Wycombe Labour was right all along ever since the issue was
highlighted nearly two years ago. Cllr Ahmed and his colleagues were prevented from
raising this issue initially due to the legal challenge mounted by WDC against the
government. After losing this challenge at the cost of thousands of pounds, WDC were then
confronted not only by Wycombe Labour but the BFP also, after their investigation into the
ANPR system.

In light of everything that has unfolded and the huge waste of tapaers money, the leader
of WDC has no confidence left from the people she stands to represent and therefore should
resign.

Wycombe Labour calls for the resignation of Cllr. Katrina Wood as Council Leader over ANPR scandal!

Wycombe Labour's Deputy Group Leader Cllr Khalil Ahmed called for the leader of WycombeDistrict Council to step aside as leader as an act of belated sense duty for her failure...

Local Castlefield resident and local campaigner, Majid Hussain, has gained the seat of Booker, Cressex and Castlefield from the Conservative former Cabinet Member for Education. Majid said that "It has been really, really hard work. I have been working very hard in the community and I have had a great team behind me for the last three months. Now it is my chance to pay them back for their support and the faith that had in me. I will do my very best for the people of Booker, Cressex and Castlefield!"

This is proof, along with major increases in our vote share in key Electoral Divisions, that Wycombe Labour is fully ready to take on Steve Baker in June's General Election. Our communities need the strong and principled representation which Steve Baker has failed to provide. Our candidate, Cllr. Rafiq Raja, is determined to improve the lives of families across Wycombe and with the boost we've received from yesterday's result, we will get out there in big numbers and fight for him to be elected as Wycombe's next MP!

Labour's Majid Hussain ousts Cabinet Member for Education in election triumph!

Local Castlefield resident and local campaigner, Majid Hussain, has gained the seat of Booker, Cressex and Castlefield from the Conservative former Cabinet Member for Education. Majid said that "It has...

The Wycombe Labour Party is delighted to announce that District Councillor, Rafiq Raja, will be standing as our Parliamentary Candidate in the Wycombe constituency for the General Election on 8th June.

Cllr. Raja said he's "immensely proud to have been chosen to stand for the Labour Party in the Wycombe constituency."

"Wycombe is an incredibly beautiful place with a good mix of people. It needs good quality public services and infrastructure to face the challenges of the future. A close link to the EU is essential to protect our economy and wellbeing rather than an ideologically driven hard Brexit."

Cllr. Raja was first elected to Wycombe District Council in 2003 and was elected again two years ago. He's been a School Governor since 1984, a Trustee of the Cressex Co-operative Learning Trust, the Chairman of the High Wycombe Muslim Parents Association and was the founding secretary of a self-help bereavement society.

The Wycombe Labour Party is looking forward to fighting this election to put our principles into practice. Please message us through Facebook if you'd like to volunteer by leafleting, canvassing, attending a street stall or even having a poster or Correx board outside your house!

Cllr. Rafiq Raja selected to fight General Election in Wycombe!

The Wycombe Labour Party is delighted to announce that District Councillor, Rafiq Raja, will be standing as our Parliamentary Candidate in the Wycombe constituency for the General Election on 8th...

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