17th Jul, 2019

Liberal Democrats launch manifesto for local elections in Redditch

Ross Crawford 23rd Apr, 2019

LIBERAL Democrats in Redditch have launched their manifesto for the local elections on May 2 saying they are ‘the party for everybody’.

Spokesman Ian Webster said: “We are the inclusive party and we aim to build a community where everyone can take part.

“A town with opportunities for all, whatever your background, wherever you’re from. We want the best for you.”

Their manifesto stresses the borough council must support local voluntary organisations which help those in need as well as support the local economy to generate wealth.

They also want to see all people treated fairly and greater steps to be taken to protect the environment for future generations.

Also on their aims is the return of a full, modern and efficient health service for the people of Redditch.

“I appreciate this is not entirely within the control of Redditch Borough Council but it is something the council can influence,” said Mr Webster.

A better bus service with buses running on clean energy, more electric car charging points and closer scrutiny of the redevelopment of the town centre and the role of Rubicon Leisure, are all included.

“We also want full consultation with local people on housing developments which must include adequate provision of truly affordable homes and for the council to use all legal means to ensure no housing is left unoccupied long term,” said Mr Webster.

They also want to see adequate funding for the town’s two libraries and fairer funding for schools plus extra measures put in place to minimise the disruption caused by the Eastern Gateway development.

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