Friday, April 23, 2010

David Bennett should remember he's there to represent Hamilton

City Councillor Peter Bos is absolutely right to lambast the Ministry of Education and, by inference, Hamilton East MP David Bennett for delays to the building of the long-promised Rototuna High School. David Bennett needs to remember he's been put down in Parliament by Hamilton East residents to represent them, and to advocate for their needs - NOT to explain away why the Government is going to back off on providing this much-needed community facility for another 5-6 years.

Bennett's reluctance to go into bat for his own electorate might win brownie points in Wellington, but will go down like a cup of cold sick in Hamilton. It comes on top of his attacks on the proposed passenger rail service between Hamilton and Auckland (see 11,500 can't be wrong below), and his support for the Huntly Bypass section of the Waikato Expressway to be built before the Hamilton Bypass. Whose side are you on, David?

1 comment:

  1. Bennett was on Community Focus (Community Radio Hamilton) last Saturday (24th) extolling the virtues of the Waikato Expressway, criticising those who support the commuter rail concept ('whose gonna pay for it') and making no reference to an intergrated transport system.

    This just reinforces the view that the Tories' transport strategy will be forever fragmented and fundamentally flawed.