Labour won control of the city council in the local elections of May 2014. Since then, it has conducted an exhaustive examination of the city’s finances and reinvested funds that were previously earning very little interest for the council. It has also moved to protect essential services and targeted council spending at the most vulnerable.
Planning more affordable homes
Promoting the Living Wage
Facilitating insulation to cut energy bills and cut carbon emissions
Planning safer cycling routes
Improving accountability in the planning process
Reviewing city centre access for disabled and older people
Investing in extra street cleaning and more litter bins