How Labour plans to win your vote in Cambridgeshire
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WITH the county council elections less than a month away, the political parties have begun their wowing of the electorate with their manifesto promises – and Labour has led the way with its declaration of war on poverty and unfair cuts.
The Labour group at Shire Hall launched its manifesto on Saturday when leader Councillor Paul Sales said: “Cambridgeshire is a deeply divided county with some parts of Fenland, East Cambridgeshire and parts of Cambridge city amongst the most deprived in the country in terms of health, housing, education and income. It is vital to address issues such as increased poverty affecting so many families and children through the savage cuts to welfare or isolation in rural areas from the loss of bus services.”
Labour said its key pledges are:
? to fight unfair cuts to essential services
? campaign against cuts to benefits for the least well-off
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? fight for a living wage for low paid workers
? campaign for extra funding for the poorest areas and better bus services
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- 2 Market demand leads to a reduction in Alconbury homes
- 3 Crash driver flees leaving female passenger injured
- 4 Award for teenager's bravery after losing his sight
- 5 Road blocked due to crash involving a tractor on A14 near Godmanchester
- 6 St Neots murder to feature in 24 Hours in Police Custody
- 7 HGV crashes into car damaged in earlier incident
- 8 Child rapist from St Ives has been jailed after abuse
- 9 Tonight's 24 Hours in Police Custody follows brutal Cambridgeshire murder
- 10 Station hub will "breathe new life" into Huntingdon
? push for investment in road, pavement and cycling infrastructure
? push for regional economic growth and job creation
Labour’s manifesto also promises to oppose a toll charge on a new A14.
INFORMATION: Voting at all county council wards will take place on May 2.