On Saturday 20th April the Yeovil Constituency Labour Party launched it’s campaign to win power at County Hall. Labour says.’People in Somerset have been hit hard by the combined impact of decisions made at Westminster and at County Hall.The Tory/Lib Dem coalition government has failed to effectively tackle the financial institutions and practices that caused the global financial crisis, and failed to carry out the ‘U-turns’ that really matter.’
Labour at County Hall will protect Youth services ,reverse the Tory cuts (80%) and protect libraries from closure. The Tory run council tried to close them costing the taxpayer £200,000 in legal fess. Protect local bus services and develop an integrated transport system.Open recycling centres everyday (except Christmas day). Fly tipping is costing taxpayers a fortune.
Our vision is a county where there is equality of opportunity; where no-one is excluded; where people have the support they need to fulfil their potential – whether educationally, creatively or when recovering from disabling events.Our vision is of a county of opportunity for local businesses to thrive and grow, and a Labour County Council would seek to procure goods and services from local companies. The Lib Dems ran up debts of £240,000, the Tory’s have slashed services and wasted money.
Murray Shepstone Yeovil Labour party vice chair said, “The Tory and Lib Dems have let the people of Somerset down, we in the Labour Party offer a real alternative of hope instead of complacency.”