Labour Councillors were in the Peace Gardens on Monday to promote their new Manifesto for the upcoming local elections.
The local election Manifesto - “Forging Fairer Futures” - sets out the policies the Labour Councillors believe will create a fairer, more prosperous future for Sheffield.
These elections are Sheffield’s opportunity to send a clear message to the Conservative Government: that we have had enough of government cuts to vital services, from hospitals to schools. Austerity has hit our council too hard.
We know that this is a political choice, one that could be reversed tomorrow. £430 million has been taken from the council’s budget since 2010. That has meant deep cuts to services which we did not want to make, and that would not have happened under a Labour government and will be reversed under a new Labour Government.
We are seeing a turbulent time in politics and we are facing emerging challenges as a city. But this manifesto makes a positive statement and reaffirms our commitment to shaping a fairer Sheffield.
Fairness means that no matter where you are born in the city, you will have the best life chances and opportunities. The manifesto shows that we will continue to invest in people in this city where we can, and that this is best way to promote fairness and bridge the inequality gap that has been made so much worse by Tory policies.
We hope that wherever you live in Sheffield you will vote for our Labour candidates, who are all committed to putting this manifesto into action. Together, we can forge fairer futures.
You can download the 2018 LabourSheffield Manifesto here - Forging Fairer Futures