As a Mayor for all Londoners, I’ve got big plans to improve life in our city. We need more Labour councillors elected in Wandsworth on 3 May to help me deliver these plans.
I’ve lived in Wandsworth all my life. I was born in St George’s Hospital and grew up on the Henry Prince Estate in Earlsfield. Before becoming Tooting’s MP, I was a Labour councillor for 12 years. I know Labour’s team personally, and support Simon Hogg – who will make an excellent Leader.
Four more years of Conservative domination in our Town Hall would do so much damage to our community. Wandsworth’s Conservative council has been in power for 40 years. It’s just too long. Wandsworth Tory Councillors have stopped listening:
- They put the interests of property developers ahead of the interests of local people. I was furious that they allowed the developers of Battersea Power Station to cut 250 affordable homes
- They let down vulnerable children. Failures in child protection led to a terrible Ofsted report for the council. Wandsworth’s Tory council had to spent £14 million of public money to cover these mistakes
- They can’t keep the streets clean. Fly-tipping incidents have trebled in the last three years. The council’s record on recycling is among the worst in London
A Labour council in Wandsworth will:
- build the genuinely affordable homes to buy and rent local residents need
- freeze your council tax this year – and next year
- help clean up London’s toxic air
- keep our streets safe with the front-line police officers we need
Like me, many local people are concerned about the impact of Brexit on our community. We can use the vote on May 3 to send the Tory Government a message that we don’t want their chaotic and extreme approach to Brexit.
We need a Labour council that works for all our community in Wandsworth. Vote Labour in the local elections on May 3 to get a listening council that’s ambitious for everyone, not just the privileged few.
Mayor of London
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