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Preston Labour’s manifesto for the 2022 local elections

Posted on - 2nd May, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston Council, Preston News
Labour winning Garrison in 2019
Labour winning Garrison in 2019

Preston Labour has published its manifesto titled ‘Preston for the Many’ for the upcoming local elections on Thursday (5 May).

The Labour Council says it will build on the work done ‘responding to Tory austerity and recovering Preston after the pandemic’.

Commitments include more than £60m of public regeneration of the city centre including a new youth zone, cinema and leisure development and upgraded Harris Museum, new social housing, a municipal provided broadband service, expanded community food provision, improving parks and tackling the climate emergency.

Labour says it will also deepen The Preston Model by spending more with local businesses, expanding the cooperative economy and those receiving the real living wage.

Read more: Preston City Council local elections 2022 candidates

Labour Leader of Preston City Council Matthew Brown said: “We are delighted to unveil a policy programme unequivocally on the side of working people specifically aimed at tackling the cost of living crisis.

“In this election, we field seventeen excellent candidates who will work tirelessly in our communities with the vision to make Preston a fairer, more equal place to live.”

Read more: City Council leader responds to criticism of his new book and The Preston Model

Labour’s six key pledges for Preston

  • Over £60m of public investment to regenerate the city centre including a new cinema, bowling alley, restaurants and Youth Zone creating hundreds of local jobs
  • An economy working for all with public contracts supporting local businesses and unionised jobs, a growing cooperative sector and Preston becoming a Real Living Wage city
  • A resurgence of cultural activity to support performance, art and creativity including modernising and restoring the splendour of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery
  • More affordable homes by requiring developers to provide them, freeing up public sector land and delivering new models of council owned and cooperative housing
  • Action to tackle climate change through the strategic planting of thousands of new trees with partners, more renewable energy production and further investment in parks and open spaces encouraging biodiversity
  • Affordable food in every community by supporting holiday markets, food pantries and hot meal providers and investigating a new school breakfast’s initiative with free fruit


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