On May 2nd, you have the chance to vote for real change in the Sevenoaks District Council elections.
Sevenoaks Labour offers a positive vision of change for our communities.
The four key planks of the local party’s manifesto programme for the elections this spring are:
1. A new green deal for Sevenoaks, to scrap the Tories’ local development plan and put climate change at the top of the local political agenda by joining other councils around the UK in declaring an immediate climate emergency.
2. An economy that works for local people and businesses by saying no to austerity, no to poverty as a political choice and yes to local government that supports local businesses and people.
3. Healthy communities that bring people together through better, greener transport links, ethical social care and opposing the creeping privatisation of our NHS.
4. Restoration of local democracy by offering a real alternative to Tory rule at every level of government, abolishing the cabinet system at Sevenoaks District Council, cancelling the council’s wasteful propaganda magazine and making every vote count.
Labour will be fielding candidates all over Sevenoaks District, including wards that haven’t seen a Labour candidate for more than two decades and other wards that at the last council elections saw Tories elected unopposed.
Sevenoaks CLP Chair, Seamus McCauley, says:
“Our party and especially our council candidates have been knocking on doors, talking to local people and campaigning ever since the last election to frame our policies for this election around the issues that people tell us matter to them. What we’ve heard is strong opposition to the destruction of the green belt contained in the local plan; growing demand for stronger environmental protections and an end to Tory austerity; and frustration at getting the various interlinked branches of local government to accept accountability.
“We’ve based our manifesto and our campaign for this election on the feedback we’ve had on the doorstep, on our street stalls, on our websites and social media and the replies we get to our weekly articles in the local papers.
“We’ve got great local candidates ready to go in almost every ward in the district. We believe the voters of Sevenoaks are ready for real change, and we’re here to listen to them and offer them that opportunity.”