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PRESS RELEASE … for immediate use (23rd April)
HUMAN BARRICADES CALL ON LABOUR COUNCILLORS TO REBEL AGAINST PURCELL
As Glasgow city councillors vote on school closures, they will encounter a mass blockade of people up in arms at this cost-cutting attack on kids and communities – who are demanding that enough Labour councillors rebel against the Labour leadership to overturn the closure package.
Glasgow Save Our Schools Campaign organiser, Richie Venton, today said:
“Labour councillors will today face the wrath of a mass of people forming a human blockade as they enter the city chambers. They cannot hide any longer.
“In the privacy of the Labour councillors’ Group meeting last week, they voted 31:6 for the closures.
“That means 6 of them think the package is a rotten, unacceptable deal. It also means a further 9 Labour councillors were absent – probably to hide from voting in favour of the closures in some cases.
“We call on them to stand up in public and vote against the closures at the Council meeting today.
“If they think the tens of thousands of people against the closures are right when they meet in private, they should act on that in public and prevent Purcell pushing the closures though. Otherwise they will be branded cowards who put their Labour party careers before kids’ needs and well-being.”
For more info contact Richie Venton on 07828 278 093 or at firstname.lastname@example.org