HARINGEY LABOUR LAUNCHES 2014 MANIFESTO
Last night, Labour party members and council candidates were joined by David Lammy MP and Hornsey and Wood Green parliamentary candidate, Catherine West in Hornsey’s Priory Park, to launch the Haringey Labour Manifesto.
The manifesto outlines the ambitious plans Haringey Labour has for the borough over the next four years if they are elected at the local government elections on 22nd May as the majority group on Haringey Council.
Haringey Labour have been talking to residents and party members over several months to find out what issues and services are important to them, to ensure that their manifesto truly delivers on the things residents want and need.
Five key pledges from the manifesto are:
Freeze council tax for four more years - until 2018
Invest £25 million improving pavements and roads making them more pedestrian and cyclist friendly
Every school and childcare setting will be rated good or outstanding by Ofsted
Invest £1 million putting more police on the streets
Deliver over 1,000 new affordable homes, 250 of which will be built by the council.
Priory Park was chosen as the launch location because, as one of Haringey’s 16 green flag rated, council- run parks, it reflects one of the boroughs top assets which Haringey Labour are committed to preserving.
Claire Kober, Leader of the Haringey Labour Group said:
“This is a manifesto that has been put together by Labour party members, Labour council candidates and members of the public and we believe that it presents a truly ambitious set of policies for the borough.
“We have pledged to build new homes, to freeze council tax for four more years, to put more police on our streets and to ensure that every school is ranked as good or outstanding – we know these are the things that matter to local people.
“We are the only party that stands for the borough as a whole and our manifesto is built on the idea of one borough, one future.
“Labour goes into these elections not only with a fantastic set of candidates but with a great set of policies and we ask that, when the people of Haringey go to the polls on May 22nd, they put their trust in us and we promise to deliver on this manifesto.”
David Lammy, MP for Tottenham said:
"These have been extraordinarily tough times for my constituents and for the Council which has faced £105 million of cuts.
“But, in spite of these challenges, this is a manifesto that shows how Haringey Labour is determined to continue investing in our borough. This manifesto shows how Haringey Labour is directly responding to what ordinary people say.
“I look at the Labour team, which is really reflective of the borough - different races, ages and backgrounds - and I know it really represents Haringey and this makes me very proud.”
Catherine West. Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Hornsey and Wood Green said:
“I’m very proud to be joining with Labour colleagues from across Haringey, together with council candidates and trade union members to launch this manifesto which marks Haringey Labour’s ongoing commitment to build a fairer Haringey for all.
“It’s really exciting to see that Haringey Labour intends to keep council tax as low as possible to help families with the cost of living crisis and that this manifesto includes a clear commitment to more affordable homes. It is also great to see pledges that will ensure a safer and greener Haringey.
“I wish all the Labour council candidates the best of luck for the elections and I will be with them all the way.”
Find the full manifesto here....