Labour in Central Bedfordshire launches manifesto Image: Central Bedfordshire Labour Local Campaign Forum

The Labour Party in Central Bedfordshire launched its manifesto for the upcoming Central Bedfordshire Council elections at a meeting held at Millbrook Village Hall (16 March).

The manifesto presents a programme of Labour commitments to the electorate – should Labour win control of the Council.

Speaking on behalf of the Labour Party in Central Bedfordshire, John Tizard, Chair of the LCF, described the manifesto as “Upbeat and challenging, ambitious yet realistic.” He said:

“Labour is committed to Central Bedfordshire being green and meeting the climate emergency with action.

“We are committed to high quality public services and to ending outsourcing.

“We will use the Council’s own spending to support local businesses and social enterprises.

“A Labour Council will ensure that every child in Central Beds has a good quality home and we would build council homes across the district.”

The manifesto is set out under four sections:

  • Enhancing communities, democracy and equality
  • Progressive use of resources,
  • A sustainable economy and environment
  • High-quality public services

Councillor Antonia Ryan, Leader of the Labour Group on Central Bedfordshire Council, said:

“Central Bedfordshire Council has been under the Conservative rule for too long, with year on year cuts to our most valuable services like early help, schools and adult social care.

“The impacts of their political ideology have had a detrimental effect to our communities with lack of social mobility and regeneration being seen. Labour’s progressive strategies would put communities at the heart of everything we do, fighting for stronger infrastructure.”

Central Bedfordshire Council elections will take place on Thursday 2 May. All 59 seats are subject to election, and Labour is standing candidates across Central Bedfordshire.