Our Manifesto for the Cornwall Council elections is published! Entitled A Fairer Future for One and All a copy can be found on this website.
We have been holding conferences and discussions for more than 2 years as we have debated the issues. We are seeking a more co-operative council that really serves the people of Cornwall.
It was launched by Baroness Jan Royall, Leader of the Labour Party in the House of Lords on Friday 15th March 2013 with Cllr Jude Robinson and Cornwall Labour Chair Candy Atherton in Truro.
Here is a copy of the Press Release:
Press Release – Cornwall Labour launches Manifesto – A Fairer Future for One and All
Labour’s Leader in the House of Lords Baroness Jan Royall launched Cornwall Labour’s Manifesto this Friday in Truro. She was joined by members from across Cornwall keen to share ‘A Fairer Future for One and All’ with people across the county. Jan launched the Manifesto with Camborne Cllr Jude Robinson and Cornwall Party Chair Candy Atherton.
Speaking at the Launch, held at the Unison offices, Truro, Jan said “this Manifesto has been debated and discussed by Cornwall members for more than 2 years. It ranges across issues from the need for a Living Wage in Cornwall starting with Cornwall Council and its suppliers, through a commitment to facilities for young people in every town in Cornwall to the need for better governance in the county. Whether young or old, employed, seeking work or retired there is something for everyone in this Manifesto.
“The Tory led Government’s policies are hitting the people of Cornwall hard – from the Bedroom Tax to cuts in tax credits. We are proud to be launching this Manifesto today”.
Also speaking at the Launch Labour Cllr Jude Robinson said “Cornwall needs to have a competent council that delivers quality services for the people. The Cabinet is not in control; backbench Lib Dems and Tories teamed up at the budget meeting to slash jobs and frontline services and people in Cornwall are appalled by the lack of direction. Cornwall deserves better.”
Cornwall Chair Candy Atherton said “Labour already has more than 85 candidates in place, more than ever before. Many are signifcantly younger than the average age of current councillors, there are more women than we have ever fielded before and we will have candidates from Penzance to Bude. We anticipate a big increase in Labour councillors at these Unitary and parish elections”.
The Manifesto – entitled A Fairer Future for One and All is attached. Baroness Royall spent 3 days campaigning in Cornwall. She spoke to Labour students at the Tremough Campus, Falmouth, attended a curry evening in Camborne, a conference on community involvement in Liskeard and knocked on doors with Cornwall campaigners in Redruth and Falmouth.