Stevenage Labour Party has launched an ambitious manifesto, following an extensive programme of consulting with the people of Stevenage. The plan, which has 12 key policy areas, focuses on supporting Stevenage residents as the town recovers from Covid and tackles the cost of living crisis.
Councillor Sharon Taylor, Leader of Stevenage’s Labour Council, said:
“Stevenage Labour is proud to have delivered 117 of the 120 promises made in our last manifesto. We don’t just talk about what we will do, we really deliver. We are genuinely proud of what we have achieved, working with local people and our partners over the last four years.
Our 2022 manifesto is even more ambitious, with 150 pledges to make Stevenage an even better place to live, work and visit. It focuses spending on what local people have told us matters most to them. Their priorities are our priorities.”
The manifesto is set out as 12 mini-manifestos to deliver in all the key areas important to the future of the town, including:
- building more sustainable, energy efficient council homes for local people
- keeping Stevenage safe by cracking down on anti-social behaviour and campaigning to get our street lights back on at night
- creating good quality jobs and growth
- transforming our town centre
- making Stevenage cleaner and greener by achieving our target of net zero carbon by 2030, planting thousands of trees and introducing a tough anti-litter campaign.
Jim Callaghan, Chair of Stevenage Labour Party, added:
“The last two years have been challenging for our families, for our town, for our businesses and the economy but the strength of our community has carried us through and is our lasting legacy. Our Labour council and councillors have a track record of delivering for Stevenage and a real vision for a prosperous, healthy, clean, green, safe and thriving town.”