27/03/2019 - Press Release - Mid Sussex Labour launches its Manifesto
Mid Sussex Labour launches its Manifesto ahead of the local elections on 2nd May. The Manifesto sets out the vision for a better future for Mid Sussex. The last Mid Sussex-wide election was the 2017 General Election where Labour nearly doubled its previous best vote. We are hopeful of building on this achievement in the coming local elections.
A total of 29 Labour candidates are standing for District, Town and Parish Council elections on 2nd May. All of our candidates are committed to Labour values and ready to fight for a better future for Mid Sussex.
Elaine Bolton, Chair of Mid Sussex Labour said:
“We are determined to disrupt the status quo of Mid Sussex being run by Tory Councillors. Good decisions are made when there is a wide range of views expressed. Read our Manifesto and you will see that Labour councillors will fight for better infrastructure, planning, waste and recycling management and be more focussed on improving the environment we live in, to the benefit of all. We listen and talk with people in the community, and have contributed to the planning process and Neighbourhood Plans. We have campaigned on rail privatisation, the Living Wage, parking charges and Mid Sussex District Council’s handling of town centre redevelopment. The election is about your quality of life – let Labour fight for it. Vote Labour on 2 May.”
A vote for Labour is a vote to:
- stand up to speculative developers
- demand high building standards that include renewable energy
- create more affordable housing
- be more transparent about how council decisions are made
- bring back truly representative local planning committees
- put the environment and green space above profit, and
- balance the needs of business with the interests of the community
Every vote counts. The turnout for local elections is traditionally low so make your vote count and vote Labour on 2 May.