On the morning of Saturday 12th March, Westminster Labour held a members’ rally on Regent Street with Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy MP, Westminster North MP Karen Buck and Westminster Labour Group Leader Cllr Adam Hug, that set out Labour’s plans for the 2022 Council elections and launched the Labour Group’s Manifesto.
Cllr Adam Hug said: “Boris Johnson’s Conservatives here in Westminster have been wasting your money and taking residents for fools. They have become tired, out-of-touch and incompetent, wasting £6m on the Marble Arch Mound while local people struggle with rising bills. It’s time for change and only Labour can beat the Conservatives here in Westminster. Labour would deliver a Council that puts residents first. That means fairer housing for renters, tenants, leaseholders and owners, safer communities, a greener and cleaner city, an economy that works for local people and a Council that stands up for their interests. We’ll put residents at the heart of our decisions and campaign for a government that is on their side”.
Our key pledges
A Labour Council will care for our local communities by:
- Reinvigorating our neighbourhood high streets to better serve local people, with more jobs and more green spaces to spend time in.
- Building more Council and key worker homes to give families a future in Westminster.
- Protecting private renters through more action against bad landlords and rogue letting agents.
- Improving opportunities for children and young people and support our older and vulnerable people.
- Placing the climate emergency at the centre of the Council’s work by mandating low carbon developments, urgently retrofitting homes and cleaning our air.
A Labour Council will be on your side:
- Freezing Westminster’s Council Tax until 2024 to help with the cost of living crisis.
- Putting the needs of residents before developers in the planning system.
- Keeping our area safe with more police to tackle knife crime and Council action on anti-social behaviour and rubbish dumping
- Standing up for better NHS services against cuts and sell-offs.