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In reply to J Anderson’s letter on 3rd February may I point out that the Conservative Group accepted the wishes of the people in 2009 and a vote in Council to retain the Halifax Central Library in its current position was supported by all political parties, changing the position agreed in 2008 by all parties.

The Conservative Party has not changed from that point of view and we believe that a new library would not be cost effective, however, both the Labour and Liberal Democrats appear to have changed their minds again.

I would also point out that we believe the Heath buildings are a much used resource and should not be sold off to finance the new library.

Cllr. Stephen Baines MBE

Leader of the Conservative Group