Responding to the formation of a ‘Progressive Alliance’ at the council, Stephen Brown, on behalf of Wyre Forest Labour, said “We will play a positive part in the Progressive Alliance & seek to have our 4 key election pledges, including better public transport, more social housing, improved environmental policy, and any council investment ONLY being made in the District, as part of the new Council’s offer.”

Continuing, Stephen added “We’d also like to see the end of Cabinet governance and a more democratic structure set up to better reflect the political balance of the council. This kind of representational governance, through say a committee structure, would end the situation where one party can ride roughshod over the others and use it to ignore the views of local residents. It’s clear the people of Wyre Forest have spoken out and they want change. The Progressive Alliance has the potential to provide that change and lead to improved outcomes for the District and its residents, and this is something we all want.”

Our 2 new Labour Councillors, and representatives in the Progressive Alliance, Sarah Rook and Leigh Whitehouse, are relishing getting on with the job of championing the interests of their wards. They are also looking forward to seeing what they can do to deliver on some of our Manifesto pledges as part of the Progressive Alliance, so we can have positive change in the District. It’s going to take time of course but they are up for the challenge.

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