Labour candidates from across the Vale of York, Ryedale, Hunmanby and Filey turned out in Malton last Saturday to launch their manifesto for County Hall, ‘A Fresh Start’.
They aim to sweep out the policies that have led to a litany of cuts in services from public transport to libraries, a care system on its knees, closures of rural schools, too much housing development but no affordable housing for local people, sewage in rivers, the threat of fracking, huge fees for consultants, few facilities for young people, the list is endless. And, as poverty spreads due to inflation, failure to take responsibility for helping the growing numbers who have to choose between staying warm and eating.
‘It’s time for a Spring Clean at County Hall’ says Jill Wells. ‘It has been ruled for almost 50 years by the same Party. Its policies are stale and negative and are failing the people who vote them in year after year.’
North Yorkshire County Council is about to become even more powerful as it swallows up Ryedale, Scarborough, Hambleton and another four district councils. The elections in May will appoint a single set of councillors to run all local government services including education, care, transport, planning, highways, housing and the environment for the next five years.
‘This is a big chance for change; a time to break the mould‘, says Jill. ‘You can help put the old failed policies in the bin. Vote for A Fresh Start, vote Labour.’
Candidates Graham Scott (Filey) and Neil Price (Hunmanby & Sherburn) at the manifesto launch.
Ian Whitehead – Hillside & Raskelf Candidate, Jill Wells – Kirkbymoorside Candidate, Neil Price – Hunmanby & Sherburn Candidate, Graham Scott – Filey Candidate, Mick Johnston – Thornton Dale & Wolds Candidate help with the spring clean!