Labour’s Plan for a “Successful and Fairer” Brighton & Hove
Brighton & Hove Labour have launched its manifesto for the upcoming local elections.
The manifesto highlights the need to get Brighton & Hove “thriving again,” attracting more investment and developing stronger communities. Labour will work to reduce the gap between rich and poor in Brighton & Hove, as well as calling for a more co-operative city, in which the council works closely with other public services, trade unions and the voluntary sector.
The manifesto attacks the Tory’s four-year reign in the city as a failure and slams them for wasting local taxpayers’ money on consultants, marketing and communications, glossy publications and sham consultations.
Labour also proposes to bring back popular ‘Grime Fighter’ days, which saw co-ordinated clampdowns against crime and grime in local neighbourhoods. A smart-card for residents to access cultural and sports events in the city at a reduced price, or for free, is also amongst Labour pledges.
Brighton & Hove Labour Leader, Councillor Gill Mitchell, said:
“This is a Labour manifesto for a successful and fairer Brighton & Hove. These are tough economic times, but we are optimistic that we have both the ideas and the experience to make Brighton & Hove a better place to live.
“Today we have a Conservative Council in Brighton & Hove and a Conservative led Government in Westminster. We are facing the harshest cuts in a generation. Brighton & Hove needs a strong, fair-minded Council to challenge these savage national cuts.”