Local Manifesto

A pdf version of Labour’s manifesto for the 2019 Uttlesford District Council elections can be downloaded by clicking here.

Introduction

Saffron Walden Constituency Labour Party are pleased to present their manifesto for Uttlesford. It is a bold but realistic manifesto that recognises the challenges and opportunities that face our local community. Our community faces many challenges but the austerity policies pushed by the Conservatives locally and nationally have exacerbated problems and coupled with the current political and economic uncertainty it may seem that the opportunities are few and far between.

There are many opportunities that previous councils have failed to capitalise upon. Instead the Tory-led council has placed the emphasis on growing the housing stock and creating new settlements but at the same time cutting public services and failing to develop the infrastructure these new developments require. Yet it doesn’t have to be like this and we in the Labour party believe a new and ambitious approach is the answer.

This manifesto sets out how Labour councillors would deal with the council’s financial challenges as well as creating communities that are nurturing, fair, inclusive, healthy and sustainable.

We believe our policies will help Uttlesford move forward. We recognise there are many financial and infrastructural challenges and so we are advocating imaginative solutions.

For too long our local politicians have suggested the same old tired policies. Our policies are new but build on precedent and are within the bounds of legal possibility and fiscal ability. Our policies are also designed to benefit the many: we have policies to end the isolation of so many, to promote health and fitness by encouraging sports clubs and allotments, to save our libraries and to foster gender equality.

Our candidates come from all sectors of society, vary in age, gender and occupation but all are passionate about making Uttlesford a place where we can all thrive, feel safe and be valued for who we are.

Summary of Policies | Housing and Planning | Economic Development | Sports | Young People | Museum | Libraries | Allotments and Community Gardens | Environment | Women’s Rights | Finance