Chichester Labour have launched their local manifesto and election campaign at Chichester Cross. The event comes as nominations open for the local elections to be held on Thursday May 2nd.
In the August 2018 Chichester East By-election, Labour came an extremely close second losing to the Tories by a mere 40 votes.
Kevin Hughes, prospective Labour Candidate for Chichester East said, “Chichester people deserve to have a choice of candidate. For far too long, the Tories have had it their own way. I hope to be able to provide some opposition on the Council, to allow local people to have an alternative voice”.
Labour will be standing a record number of candidates right across the District giving more people than ever the opportunity to vote Labour. There will be Labour candidates contesting 25 seats across the district up from 11 seats in 2015.
Mandy Atkinson, prospective Labour Candidate for Chichester South said, “Chichester’s local councillors have suffered from collective tunnel vision for as long as people can remember. Central government funding cuts caused by the Tory/Lib Dem austerity onslaught mean that local councils need to find new ways of working for their residents.”
The event also saw the Labour Party launch their local manifesto, a 20 page document detailing policies that we would implement if given an opportunity.
Mandy Atkinson continued, “Chichester Labour’s manifesto reflects this need, with evidence-based and practical ideas that Labour councils up and down the country have put into action. Of course, we are also here to listen to Chichester residents, and that means all of you, so please get in touch or speak to our doorstep teams.”
The full manifesto has been published and can be viewed online here