Local Manifesto – May 2019

The Labour Party in Lichfield District has launched its local elections campaign and its manifesto for the local elections on 2nd May.

Discussions with Labour members, harnessing the views of local residents, started last autumn and have been brought together with a series of pledges to electors for a Council that is

  • fair
  • effective,
  • forward-looking
  • transparent and accountable.

Cllr Sue Woodward is the current Labour Leader at Lichfield District Council but is standing down at these elections. She said:

“This has been a very inclusive process and, as one of my final tasks before I end my term of office, I am proud to present our manifesto to residents across the whole of Lichfield District.

We want a Council that treats all of its residents as equals, across every one of the many communities in the District. We also want to ensure that Council decisions take local views into account and are made in a transparent and open way, not just between a few lead members behind closed doors.”

David Robertson, Chair of Lichfield District Labour Party and a candidate in the forthcoming elections, said:

“Scores of Labour activists have spent much of the last 6 months talking to friends, neighbours and colleagues about the issues that affect them and their families. This manifesto is the culmination of that process and represents a blueprint for change in Lichfield District.

People are fed up with development which fails to meet the needs of residents, particularly young families. They are fed up with the reckless, and seemingly endless, spending on the Friarsgate fiasco and they are fed up with the damage done to our precious public services, from policing to street cleaning, by government austerity.

May 2nd will offer voters a chance for an end to the financial irresponsibility of the Conservative Council and a chance to see more affordable housing, safer and cleaner streets, fairer taxes and budgets which are transparent and sound.”

Labour’s top five pledges to local residents are as follows:

  • Ensure the building of genuinely affordable housing for local people while protecting the Green Belt
  • End the one-size-fits-all Bin Tax and introduce a fairer scheme
  • Provide cleaner and clearer streets by tackling litter, fly-tipping and parking issues.
  • Improve community safety, providing greater reassurance against crime
  • Spend your money wisely – with sound, fair and transparent budgets.

You can view the Manifesto in more detail by clicking this link –Labour’s Manifesto for Lichfield District Elections 2019
A full list of candidates is available via the Lichfield District Council website