Labour’s plan for Cambridge – Building a city fair for all
Labour has led the City Council with determination and clear policies since 2014. As in each previous year, our annual manifesto sets out challenging targets and ambitions for the coming year. Our work on creating “One Cambridge – Fair for All” continues, and we will not be satisfied until we have sorted out the city’s four big ongoing challenges:
- Tackling inequality in a city with a big gap between rich and poor, with two many households struggling to survive;
- Addressing local housing affordability and helping to give the homeless and rough sleepers a fresh start, building our programme of 500 new council homes and planning for the next stage of council house building when those are completed;
- Greening our city and recognising that Cambridge and the UK face a Climate Emergency that demands greater urgency and fresh thinking by leading Cambridge organisations working together, including pressing the Government to wake up to the inadequacy of its leadership and policies, and
- Protecting the services you value most working with our residents and communities, despite no longer receiving a single pound in core Government grant, and standing up for Cambridge in the coming year as we have through years of national austerity.
As the text below shows, we continue to develop new initiatives on our priorities, as well as complete existing projects, including programmes that take years not months to deliver.
Our city is a wonderful place and we are so lucky to have such a dedicated team of over 700 council staff plus several hundred more working in our shared services or major contractors. We and they listen to our community’s issue priorities and issues, and we address them.
So if you have further questions, or suggestions, please email me.
Councillor Lewis Herbert
Labour Leader of Cambridge City Council