Wyre Forest Labour today set out its 7 key policy pledges ahead of May’s Council Elections with the slogan “Vote Labour: for people, communities, & businesses”.

Stephen Brown, Labour’s Media spokesperson said

“Labour believes there is a different way to run the council that puts people, communities, and business, at the forefront of investment and our local democracy. For too long, the Tory council has been run in an insular and authoritarian way ignoring the wishes of local people. Labour will put an end to this approach. Our people, communities and businesses are our biggest assets and they deserve to be treated with respect and listened to properly. Labour will carry on making the case for protecting our local services and ending austerity, but will work in partnership to deliver positive change for the District, including on business investment and much needed affordable housing.”

Wyre Forest Labour’s 7 Key Pledges:

  1. HOUSING: Prioritise the building of affordable housing, including self-build and co-operatives.
  2. LOCAL SERVICES: Protect local services and retain the use of Kidderminster Town Hall for Wyre Forest Hub.
  3. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Invest in local businesses and work with them and trade unions to improve local wages and apprenticeships.
  4. COUNCIL FUNDING: Lobby Government for more money for Wyre Forest and increase income from commercial activity.
  5. LOCAL PLAN: Prioritise development on Brownfield Sites and regenerate our town centres.
  6. BUS SERVICES: Campaign with the Regulators for better bus services.
  7. KIDDERMINSTER TOWN CENTRE: Increase residential occupation of the town centre through new construction and retail conversion.

Wyre Forest Labour Candidates:

(Personal statements from candidates about their localised priorities will be available on our website and Facebook page in due course)

  • Ben Davies – Aggborough & Spennells
  • Jamie Shaw – Areley Kings & Riverside
  • Rod Stanczyszyn – Bewdley & Rock
  • Daniel Crampton – Blakebrook & Habberley South
  • Gareth Webster – Broadwaters
  • Brian Seymour-Smith – Foley Park & Holbrook
  • Christopher Nicholls – Franche & Habberley North
  • Cliff Brewer – Mitton
  • Nick Savage – Offmore & Comberton
  • Philip Edmundson – Wribbenhall & Arley
  • David Jones – Wyre Forest Rural
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