Trafford Liberal Democrats launch their local manifesto for the upcoming local elections on 3rd May 2018.
In buoyant mood and renewed sense of direction following the past few years, Trafford Liberal Democrats launch their local manifesto with a real plan for something better in Trafford. The launch hosted at the Stonemasons Arms in Timperley was attended by local party members and invited guests.
Speaking about the manifesto, William Jones local party chair said,
''I am immensely proud of my local party and those that worked on our manifesto, we are often told by political opponents that we Lib Dems don't have any plans or direction in Trafford, this manifesto puts that discussion to bed.''
Local campaigner and prospective parliamentary candidate for Stretford & Urmston, Dr Anna Fryer added,
''With the wealth of experience within the local party we were able to get people with real understanding of the different local government portfolios involved with our manifesto, this shines through with our evidenced based approach to policy.''
Local party membership officer and candidate at the forthcoming elections in Stretford, Simon Lepori stated that the membership in Trafford has grown by over 150% since 2015 with the bulk joining following the referendum vote, with many getting involved in campaigns across Trafford as the party branches out of its traditional areas of Timperley and Village wards.
Trafford Liberal Democrats focus on the issues at campaign launch
A full portfolio of local policies focusing on residents first.
Health & Social Care - A commitment to bring reablement services back in house, reducing health inequalities in the borough and making sure our care homes improve and exceed standards.
Transport - Creating a full plan to repair our local roads, a commitment to double length trams all day long through the borough and campaigning for improvement to rail services through Trafford.
Policing & Community - Refocusing our police back towards the communities they serve and refunding and developing effective youth services in Trafford once again.
Planning & Development - A commitment to brownfield and sustainable developments, raising the affordable housing requirement to 20% for developments over 16 units and reintroduction of local planning boards.
Environment - A continued focus to further develop our recycling, drive down air pollution and maintain and improve flood defenses through the borough.
Local Economy & Business - Returning services back in house from One Trafford, ensure sustainable development and creating a plan of action to help local business through the Brexit storm ahead but ultimately campaign for an Exit from Brexit.
Education - A commitment to smaller class sizes, supporting local choice in Trafford and encouraging diversity and inclusion.
Democracy, Tax & Transparency - A commitment to a balanced budget in Trafford, local election proportional representation and an open and honest council.