The Labour Party has launched its manifesto in advance of the local elections to be held on 6th May 2021. You can read the manifesto by clicking here

Commenting on the launch, Martin Stears-Handscomb, Labour leader of the Council said:

“In May 2019 Labour took control of the Council in a joint administration with Liberal Democrat councillors. Since then, we have proved that we can work co-operatively and make a real difference to the lives of our residents and the services they rely on in our District.

“In this manifesto we first highlight our achievements in 2019-21 and put forward a set of policies that we believe will benefit everyone, as we continue to work in your interests despite continuing cuts by the Conservative Government. This has been exacerbated by its failure to fully support councils financially for losses in the last year, forcing councils to raise council tax more than necessary – in effect a stealth tax.

“The pandemic has given our administration severe challenges, but with the support of our excellent staff we have risen to the challenge and worked tirelessly to keep our residents safe and our businesses supported.”


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