Don’t Forget To Vote!
Thursday May 6th gives you the chance to make sure the Conservatives stop taking Lincolnshire for granted and show that a post pandemic recovery should have social justice, equality and green initiatives at it’s heart.
A vote for any other party than Labour will just continue to hand power to the Tories, the party that refused to vote to feed vulnerable children in a pandemic, refused a fair NHS pay rise, wasted billions of pounds of public money giving contracts to their close friends and are currently distracted by day after day of reported sleaze and misconduct amongst the leadership. Surely enough is enough?
Lincolnshire has the lowest funded police force in the UK despite being one of the largest counties, but again the Tories in charge at the County Council do nothing to address this problem with their friends in Westminster. Our Labour Police & Crime candidate Rosie Kirk vows to fight for proper funding from central government.
Your street lighting in and around Lincoln city centre is turned off at night to “save money” making areas feel unsafe, particularly for younger people coming home later at night. The Tory controlled County Council sits on millions of pounds of unallocated money so there is no reason for this to be happening.
Schools and public services are hugely underfunded and there is currently no clear catch up plan in place to get our children’s schooling back on track after the pandemic. Our children desperately need extra support following many months of disruption to their education. Only Labour is planning to make this a priority.
The Labour City Council has shown what can be achieved when money is spent correctly and our councillors have consistently delivered for Lincoln on the areas under their control. Despite a drop in the government rate support grant from £10 million a year to nearly zero, we have continued to invest in local infrastructure and Lincoln was recognised as the best place in the UK to raise a family early in 2021. We have already started taking practical steps to achieve carbon neutrality in City Council buildings and services by 2030 and we’re confident of achieving this goal. Meanwhile the County Council controlled by the Conservatives is aiming for 2050, 20 years too late according to leading climate scientists.
Don’t let the Tories take Lincoln backwards. Let’s continue to make this city a great place to live and put more Labour Councillors onto the County Council too so we can start making improvements across Lincolnshire as a whole.
Vote Labour on Thursday May 6th