Labour launch their manifesto for Bedford Borough Mayoral elections

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Jenni Jackson launches the Labour manifesto for Bedford Borough's 2019 Mayoral elections
Jenni Jackson launches the Labour manifesto for Bedford Borough's 2019 Mayoral elections.

Jenni Jackson, Labour’s Mayoral Candidate for Bedford Borough has launched her manifesto, saying they are “putting people first.”

Jenni Jackson said: “Our plan brings together the collective values and views from thousands of conversations our candidates and councillors have had with residents; it is truly a manifesto by the people, for the people.

“By putting people first, a Labour Council will ensure that Bedford Borough is a place that people want to work, live and visit.”

Supporting the manifesto, Andrew Gwynne MP, who is Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, added: “Jenni Jackson and our Labour candidates’ plan will protect crucial services in Bedford Borough in the face of continuing Tory cuts.”

Labour Group Leader Sue Oliver said: “The Labour Party remains committed to working all year round on the issues that matter to you. That is why our pledges are in response to the specific issues that you have told us are important to you.”

The manifesto, says the Labour Party will:

  • Remain wholly committed and available to residents, and to work on (their) behalf all year round
  • Meet residents regularly and ensure their concerns are listened to
  • Continue working all year round and not just at election time
  • Continue to work closely with the Labour MP in Bedford and Kempston to raise local concerns at a national level

Full details of the manifesto and the plans for each of Bedford Borough’s Labour candidates and councillors’ can be found at: www.bedfordlabour.org.uk

Bedford Borough Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have already announced their manifesto, and the Green Party have announced their candidate.

Bedfordians will go to the polls on 2 May to decide who will be the Borough’s Mayor and which councillors will represent them at ward and parish level.

Read: Don’t lose your chance to vote in Bedford Borough’s local council elections

Philip Simpkins, Chief Executive of Bedford Borough Council urged those eligible to vote to make sure they’re registered so they can have their say: “Time is running out to make sure you can take part in the local elections.

“These elections are an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Bedford Borough.

“The last date to register to vote is 12 April.”

Editor’s note: This is an updated version of a previous article
which has been amended freely to include further details of
Labour’s manifesto and a link to the Green Party’s manifesto.