We said we’d publish the candidates’ profile for the forthcoming Roxbourne by-election. Herbie is UKIP’s candidate:
On behalf of Harrow UKIP I am pleased that the UKIP candidate for the Roxbourne by-election is long-time Harrow resident and campaigner, Herbie Crossman.
Herbie has lived, served and campaigned in Harrow for over 40 years, having also served as a Harrow Councillor for a number of years.
Herbie is a self-employed local businessman involved in the security industry installing and maintaining entry systems to care homes, businesses and apartments. Herbie has a solid track record of achievement::
Successfuly campaigned for TfL to upgrade and install a safe and accessible pedestrian pathway to Rayner’s Lane Station Car Park. The local MP was amazed that he succeeded.
- Was instrumental in keeping Sancroft Hall open
- Is outraged that Harrow’s Labour (mal)administration wants to build, at a cost of millions, a new Civic Centre, on the site of Wealdstone’s last remaining car-park, which will see the final nail put into the coffin of local shops and jobs.
- An outspoken critic of the Council for stopping the Brown Bin collections that were included in the Council Tax; expecting residents to stump up extra. The result has seen an increase in fly tipping, bonfires and an under 20% take-up of the Brown Bin extra charge.
- He is an active campaigner and can often be seen out and about with his team speaking to local residents, shoppers and businesses.
- Herbie is a fierce proponent for local small businesses and shops who get such a raw deal from both central government and a rapacious Council that sees them as a cash cow.
- Notable successes at getting fly-tips, pavements repaired and rat infestations cleared.
- Opposes the business rates “revaluation” that could result in our shopping centres becoming deserted wastelands.
- Is appalled by the latest Council Tax Hike that with the “social care” element will increase pressure on residents finances by an average of £75 a year (Band-D). In Herbie’s own words “What happened to last year’s 2% hike for “social care”?
Herbie and his team will be out and about in Roxbourne, speaking to residents and visiting local businesses. Herbie says, “This is an opportunity to start changing and removing the culture in a rudderless Labour run Harrow Council with a Leader, Cllr Sachin Shah, whose constant repetition of the phrase “It’s the Cuts” has seen him dubbed “Polly Parrot”; a Council that, in the words of a local resident “is too inept to be corrupt”.
On Thursday march 9th, Roxbourne residents have a very simple choice, they can use their votes to start to make that change, or face yet more of the same.
Jeremy Zeid (Election Agent)