2017 Cambridgeshire County Council Manifesto


Labour Councillors have launched their 2016 Manifesto for Cambridge for the City Council elections -  'Building a Fairer Cambridge Together'. Click here

Labour’s manifesto for Cambridge details over 60 commitments if voters re-elect a Labour Council in the local elections on Thursday 5 May.

1.      Delivering sustainable prosperity for Cambridge with the aim of achieving fair shares for all

2.      Protecting essential services and transforming delivery

3.      Tackling the city’s housing crisis and implementing the Local Plan

4.      Investing in improved transport and tackling congestion

5.      Making Cambridge safer and more inclusive

6.      Tackling climate change, and making Cambridge cleaner and greener

7.      Protecting our city’s unique quality of life.

The Labour plans build on their recent 2016 Annual Report for Residents and the delivery of 45 2015 promises in the lastyear, detailed at www.cambridgelabour.org.uk/2016_residents_report 

Councillor Lewis Herbert, Leader of Cambridge City Council says

'Labour Councillors are developing our  ‘Plan for 2020’ for the next four years, including the 65 commitments detailed below. This will be completed in the summer and will set out a clear long term strategic direction for Cambridge, our city of considerable magic. Cambridge has many opportunities but significant challenges to overcome too.
Despite an unprecedented period of severe Government cuts, we are determined to protect and develop service, particularly for those who need us most. We will listen to you to get our services right, working with residents and businesses, with the Council’s highly professional staff and with many public, private, education and voluntary sector partners.

We will fund overnight street lighting, reversing the County Council’s cuts made in April.

We will press for a better devolution deal than the Government’s initial ‘three county devolution’ plan that includes Norfolk and Suffolk. This was the wrong deal for Cambridge and Cambridgeshire.  Linked to this, we will press for greater freedoms to build homes at affordable rents, adding to the stock we are now creating. This work will be supported by compelling, detailed analysis of the overheated Cambridge housing market. 

We will ‘green’ Cambridge by cutting energy usage and by leading plans to promote cycling, including the north/south Chisholm Trail. We will pioneer plans to cut emissions from buses and taxis, all key steps towards our target of a zero carbon city by 2050.
We will make Cambridge cleaner, adding more litter bins and recycling options.

We will transform service delivery by 2020, working with our staff, unions and our council partners in South Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. We will use the extra £1 million annual income we have generated since 2014, to invest in property, new homes and green initiatives, rather than leaving council reserves in the low interest accounts favoured by our predecessors.' 

Vote Labour on Thursday 5th May and Labour Councillors will build on two successful years in charge of the City Council and make our unique city an even better place for all.

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