With cuts to local services continuing and the upcoming elections, the local Labour Party has launched their positive vision for the future of Great Yarmouth.
Labour’s plans include reinstating the warden service for supported housing, building starter units for new businesses and keeping council housing under council control.
Councillor Trevor Wainwright, Leader of The Labour Group is keen to remind local residents about the damage that has already been caused, “The Tories have cut local police, support for local families, and now more recently local children centres – what is next?”
"The Tories have cut local police, support for local families, and now more recently local children centres - what is next?" Trevor Wainwright - Leader of the Labour Group
In January, the Conservative-run Norfolk County Council confirmed plans to close 38 Children’s Centres despite public opposition and a vocal campaign against the cuts to this vital frontline service.
There is now less than one month until residents have the opportunity to voice their views in the polling booth. In the manifesto, Great Yarmouth Labour has set out a number of election pledges under five key areas; Good quality homes for all, Growth and jobs for Great Yarmouth, A greener and cleaner Great Yarmouth, Encouraging healthy living, Supporting our entire community and Parking solutions for local communities.
With the result of last year’s borough wide referendum and unlike previous local elections held in thirds, all seats will be up for election.
Councillor Trevor Wainwright summarised, “We are really excited about the positive ideas and pledges the manifesto is championing. After nearly a decade of Conservative cuts our Borough can do better.”
To read Great Yarmouth Labour’s 2019 Manifesto in full navigate to www.gylabour.org.uk/manifesto.