At the local elections on 5th May, the future of Southend will be at stake. Over the last two years, Labour have driven policy forward as part of the administration, resulting in such successes as the protection of children's centres and care homes, and other vital local services, in the face of massive cuts from the Conservative Government.
This year, Southend Labour have again published a manifesto, outlining their pledges and offers for the town in the next few years. This document will form the core of the policies of any administration of which Labour is a party.
Ian Gilbert, Leader of the Labour Group on the Council, said,
"Southend Labour Party goes into these elections on a solid record of achievement. As part of the Joint Administration we have managed not only to protect vital services from the Conservative government’s cuts, but have invested in projects such as the new LED street lighting, and building new social housing. The policies contained in our 2016 manifesto will build on this record, and show the positive difference that Labour will make to the lives of residents"