The Labour Party has launched its manifesto for the 2021 Cambridgeshire County Council elections.
The manifesto, entitled One Cambridgeshire, Fair For All, sets out Labour’s vision for tackling key issues across the county.
If elected to a majority on the County Council, Labour is promising to:
- Deliver a tailored local COVID recovery plan in partnership with local communities.
- Stand up for Cambridgeshire by protecting crucial services and demanding proper, national fair funding from the government.
- Improve people’s health and wellbeing through prevention strategies and place-based partnerships with service users across health and social care.
- Prioritise initiatives to reach net carbon zero by 2030, while protecting and enhancing the County’s natural resources.
- Grow Cambridgeshire’s economy fairly, investing in sustainable projects and improving opportunities and access for rural communities and businesses.
- Re-focus the County’s Housing Company ‘This Land’ to build decent, affordable housing for local people.
- Work with the Greater Cambridge Partnership and the Combined Authority Mayor to deliver low carbon infrastructure, that meet people’s needs.
- Reduce poverty and inequality by prioritising funding for the poorest areas and a Real Living Wage for low-paid workers, including County Council employees and contractors.
- Improve rural and urban bus service networks, footways and cycling provision to reduce congestion and pollution and stimulate more active travel across the county.
The County Council elections are being held on 6 May 2021. British, Irish, Commonwealth and EU citizens are eligible to vote. The deadline to register to vote is 19 April, and the deadline to register for a postal vote is 20 April.
In Newnham, our County Council candidate Tariq Sadiq, an experienced local charity worker, former leader of the Labour Group on the County Council and former Parliamentary candidate for South Cambridgeshire.
You can read the full manifesto here.