Plymouth’s Labour leader, Cllr Tudor Evans, has called for voters in Plymouth to send David Cameron a message at the polls on Thursday. Coming a week after the UK economy slid back into recession, the Leader of Plymouth’s Labour group has called on voters to elect a Labour Council in Plymouth after five years of Tory rule.
Voters go to the polls on Thursday across Plymouth to elect new councillors. A third of the city council’s 59 seats are up for grabs and Labour is standing a candidate in every ward.
Commenting on the city council elections, Cllr Tudor Evans said: “We have a superb set of candidates, with a range of experience and enthusiasm from the most senior and seasoned veteran campaigners to new young candidates who will make brilliant councillors, injecting fresh thinking into the council. And we need fresh thinking as this current Tory council has lost its way, proving time and time again how out of touch it is.
“Whether it was selling our bus company at the bottom of the market, building an incinerator next to people’s homes or presiding over poor road surfaces, Plymouth’s Tories have failed at every turn. You should not be able to get away with selling our buses and building an unpopular incinerator without consequences. Thursday is Plymouth’s chancer to tell the Tories what they think of their poor decisions”
If elected on Thursday, Labour will open the workings of the city council to greater scrutiny, involve more citizens in decision-making and realign services to suit the needs of Plymouth residents.
Plymouth Labour’s top five pledges in their manifesto focus on the top priorities as raised on the doorstep in the last year.
1. A new plan for jobs, to get our young people back to work
2. Keep our roads and pavements clean and in good repair
3. Encourage more homes to be available to rent or buy
4. A new deal for older people’s care
5. Campaigning to bring down crime and keep Plymouth safe
Cllr Tudor Evans added: “On Thursday, voters in Plymouth have a chance to send a message to David Cameron. But they also have the chance to vote for something positive too – a better Plymouth. To reverse the years of Tory neglect in Plymouth we need a Labour Council to restore our city’s pride and put residents first. Vote Labour on Thursday.”
(from a press release)