Labour's manifesto launch

For too many people, too much of the time, under this Conservative government Rotherham’s future has felt uncertain. Our public services are creaking under the strain of 14 years of Conservative cuts. GP and dentist appointments are too hard to come by. Energy bills have spiralled. Public transport has been cut.

In 2024, British households are hundreds of pounds a year worse off than they were at the time of the last General Election. That’s never happened before.

For councils, the Conservatives have been an utter disaster. Funding has been cut on a scale we’ve never seen before, with multiple councils unable to balance their budgets. In Rotherham we’ve seen the council’s annual budget cut by £200 million, with 1,800 jobs lost as a result.

But despite the war being waged on our communities by the Tories, cheered on by Conservative councillors, Labour has been hard at work to secure a future worth fighting for.

Labour's pledges

Only with Labour can residents more sure of an additional £16 million of investment in our roads and pavements, cracking down on litter and fly-tipping with tougher fines and cheaper household bulky waste collections, and providing baby packs of essential items to all newborn Rotherham children.

To find out more, you can read our manifesto by clicking the image below.

Cllr Chris Read, Leader of the Labour Group, said;

“This is a make-or-break election for our council. It will end with either a Labour-led council or a Conservative one.

“Only with Labour can we have one of the lowest council tax rises anywhere in the country this year – more Tory councillors, given their voting record, would bankrupt the council within two years instead.

“We need Labour councillors building the next generation of council homes and tackling homelessness – not Conservative councillors who would end council housing as we’ve known it in our borough and stop local families from getting a foot on the housing ladder.

“And we need Labour councillors who will secure investment, create jobs and opportunities, and to bring pride back to our high street – not Conservative councillors whose knee-jerk opposition to development would cost our communities dear.

“At this election, we need to get our future back.”

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Rotherham can't afford more Conservative councillors
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