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Labour Party leader blasts local students as ‘up market kids’ The Chair of the local Labour Party branch in Southfields, Arthur Gould, has described students living in the ward as “up market kids” in a response to a planning application opposing an extension to a house on Park Road. In a formal reply, local Southfields councillor Paul Mercer questioned whether it was appropriate to condemn students who live in the ward in this manner: “We are also concerned about his attack on students who he describes as at ‘up market kids’ which is curious given that Mr Gould himself a former university lecturer. “In our experience, students living in the ward come from a broad social spectrum and, whether or not they own a car, is hardly indicative of their position in society. “The problem caused by an oversaturation of HMOs is not the fault of tenants but of landlords and to blame ‘up market’ students is both unfair and discriminatory.” Paul and Ted seek to represent the interests of all residents in Southfields – be they students who may only be here for one or two years or residents living here permanently. Paul and Ted are continually working hard to ensure that the inevitable problems that arise are addressed and to do all they can to restrict the number of HMOs.
Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
LABOUR PARTY LEADER BLASTS LOCAL STUDENTS AS ‘UP MARKET KIDS’
The Chair of the local Labour Party branch in Southfields, Arthur Gould, has described students living in the ward as “up market kids” in response to a planning application opposing an extension to a house on Park Road. In a formal reply, local Southfields councillor Paul Mercer questioned whether it was appropriate to condemn students who live in the ward in this manner: “We are also concerned about his attack on students who he describes as at ‘up market kids’ which is curious given that Mr Gould himself a former university lecturer. “In our experience, students living in the ward come from a broad social spectrum and, whether or not they own a car, is hardly indicative of their position in society. “The problem caused by an oversaturation of HMOs is not the fault of tenants but of landlords and to blame ‘up market’ students is both unfair and discriminatory.” Paul and Ted seek to represent the interests of all residents in Southfields – be they students who may only be here for one or two years as residents or the indigenous population living here permanently. Paul and Ted are continually working hard to ensure that the inevitable problems that arise are addressed and do all they can to restrict the number of HMOs.
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