Medway Labour are a Council in waiting; we are in touch with the needs of residents and ready to make life in Medway work better for you. The current council lacks ambition and overlooks Medway’s best interests, focusing energy and taxpayer money on vanity projects that contribute little to the wellbeing of our communities.
Cuts to our much-loved and essential local services are penny wise, but
pound foolish, because the services we lose just push problems elsewhere
and money has to be spent when a preventable crisis occurs.
Medway is suffering from poor road quality, poor air quality, and unaffordable public transport services. Labour are committed to investing in our roads and making public transport more reliable while improving our health.
The council’s failure to implement a Local Plan for 16 years has made Medway a target
for predatory developers who seek profit instead of building the housing we badly need.
Labour will implement a Local Plan which will protect our communities. In the last year crime has jumped by a third, Labour will change priorities and work with police
and partners to restore confidence in our neighbourhoods.
Under the Conservatives educational standards for our 11-year-olds were the worst in the country. Our children deserve better – Labour will help young people fulfil their potential.
Residents struggle to get doctor’s appointments, while accessing social care services is lengthy and complex. A Labour Medway will work harder to make sure the NHS workforce has the support they need to do a good job for you and your family.
A Labour council will spend to save, cut wasteful expenditure and take back control of our public services from private companies, so resources are being spent in ways that serve our communities.
We have listened to you. We’ve spent the last few years scrutinising the actions of the council and carefully planning what we will do instead. What follows is a snapshot of the work we’ve been doing, and will continue to do when elected; it is achievable,
fully-costed and focused on you.
We are ambitious for our community and believe that together we can do better for Medway.