Cambridge Labour has today launched its pledges for the all-up City Council elections on Thursday May 6th, with a combined manifesto and residents report available on the web site. The manifesto sets out a bold four-year vision for Cambridge, with ambitious plans to
- Tackle poverty and inequality and promote food justice
- Achieve a net zero council by 2030, and address the climate and biodiversity emergencies
- Build a new generation of council homes and reduce homelessness
- Deliver essential services in the face of Tory cuts
Councillor Lewis Herbert, Leader of the Labour Group on the City Council, welcomed the manifesto;
This is an ambitious and forward-thinking manifesto, from an experienced and committed group of councillors, that builds on our impressive track record of delivering for Cambridge and offers a strong vision for the next four years.
We’re ready to meet the main challenge of tackling inequality in our city – continuing to support those residents who need our help, especially through our pioneering work on food justice – while also making sure that we look after our planet and its resources. This going to be absolutely key to Cambridge’s future, and it needs a Labour-run City Council to achieve these aims.
Together with our record of delivery on new council housing – genuinely affordable housing for local families – and longer-term accommodation for our city’s homeless, as well as our fight to protect services from continued Government cuts, these are our four key pledges to residents across Cambridge. Tackling poverty and inequality, acting on the climate and biodiversity emergencies, building more new council homes and reducing homelessness, and delivering services despite a decade of underfunding and cuts by central government.
The last year’s been tough for us all, and communities across the city have really had to pull together to support each other, but together we’re looking towards a bright future for a fairer, more sustainable Cambridge.