In 2011, The Labour Party in North Warwickshire gained control of the Borough Council from the Conservative Party. In 2015, it was the Tories who gained control with a small but still their biggest ever majority on the council. Since then, the Tories have been trying to push through a devastating local plan which will change the face of local communities forever and cause chaos for commuters, and in a completely heartless move have even started charging over £200 a year for Borough Care, the boroughs alarm system for North Warwickshire's most vulnerable people, on top of this, with a lack of truly affordable and social housing, there is quite a clear need for change in North Warwickshire.
In order to make a difference, Labour WILL have to take control of the council in 2019 and it is areas like North Warwickshire where Labour can and will win with your support. Residents in North Warwickshire deserve a council with ambition, not a council that puts down local people, and only begrudgingly consults with local residents after pressure from Labour about the issues that impact them. A council that knows it deserves a place in the regional conversation and can bid and shout from the rooftops about the need for investment in our towns and villages, and a council that can put a stop to unsustainable development and stagnating growth, and start supporting positive and progressive growth in our borough.
We have already started raising funds to print leaflets, calling cards for our door knockers, letters and posters and the general running costs of this campaign. We are in a brilliant position, with already around 30 out of 35 candidates in place with just under a year to go. All the money raised from this project will go towards electing Labour Councillors, carrying out printing and postage, and crucially, will contribute to the funding of a paid organiser to support candidates and volunteers.
We don't have the same few, rich, financial backers that the Tories have, and we're proud that our campaigns are run by, and funded by ordinary people like me and you. If you can afford to donate, please do. The recommended donation is £20, but whatever you can afford is greatly appreciated and will go a long way to making a real difference in North Warwickshire.
Promoted by Adam Farrell on behalf of NWB Labour both at 8 Paget Rise, Austrey, CV9 3EY