Westminster Labour know how difficult life has been for so many in our community over recent years due the impact of Conservative cuts to public services and social security against a backdrop of a decade of stagnant wage growth that has hit lower and middle income families hardest.
If elected to run the Westminster Council on May 3rd Labour will introduce a range of measures set out in its manifesto to help support residents who are most in need. These include how Labour would:
- Urgently review advice and support services provided by the Council or which are available in the community to see what more can be done to assist residents facing the damage of government cuts.
- Follow the model of Hammersmith and Fulham’s ethical approach to debt collection to find ways to reduce, and look to phase out, the use of bailiffs in the collection of Council debt.
- Provide Council support to Westminster’s community-led food banks who do such important work helping low income people facing food poverty in our city.