17 May 2017


Maidstone Green Party welcome the news that Maidstone Borough council have suspended litter wardens in Maidstone after an undercover Panorama report which demonstrated practises used by Kingdom Security to ensure it maximises profits.

The Green Party has long campaigned against transferring essential public services to private hands.

Stuart Jeffery, Parliamentary Candidate for Maidstone and the Weald: “It is, unfortunately, no surprise to find out that a private security firm has been profiteering from the people of Maidstone by abusing their contracts in this way.

“The Green Party have been campaigning for years to reverse privatisation of public services, and continue to oppose the consistent attempts to privatise the NHS.

“It beggars belief that this company have been allowed to take 50% of the proceeds from fixed penalty notices given to the people of Maidstone”

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Notes:

- Stuart Jeffery blog

http://www.stuartjeffery.net

- Panorama: Inside the litter police

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08mk133