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Labour’s Local Election Campaign 2014 

Our Pledges

Delivering Change not Excuses


  • Fighting for a fairer cost of living not putting you in debt. Council Tax to pay for service improvements should be raised no more than inflation in any given year for the next four years, so residents know what to budget for. We will run cheaper energy schemes, tackle expensive lending locally and provide better advice services to help you get on. Abolition of the unfair Bedroom Tax and establishment of a local Fairness Commission and a Co-operative Development Agency


  • A 50% recycling target not Lib Dem imposed Incinerators. The Liberal Democrats have agreed to build an incinerator in the borough. We will seek to withdraw the Council from related contracts and aim for more quality green jobs instead. We will establish a sustainability taskforce to drive improvement;  crackdown on eyesore gardens; and phase out charges for the collection of bulky waste items


  • A rebuilt St Helier Hospital not closures to A&E and maternity. We will demand the £219 million we are owed locally by the government to rebuild a modern new hospital at St Helier.


  • 400 New Homes for locals, not increasing private rents. 400 more affordable local homes in the next 4 years to help local residents to rent buy or join a shared ownership scheme. A better repairs service to improve Council homes with the Council still a landlord and with Council Tenants’ rents being capped.


  • A new secondary school for locals not cuts to childcare. Working with a future Labour Government to extend free childcare for three and four year olds from 15 hours to 25 hours for a working parent. A Primary Childcare Guarantee giving all parents of primary-aged children access to childcare from 8am-6pm through their school. A new careers service to help our children’s future


·         Tackle crime and graffiti, not let the borough look run down. Pressing the Mayor of London to maintain a stronger local team of Police and Police Community Support Officers in every part of Sutton to make you feel safe and secure



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