Published:
April 13, 2015
Labour unveils its Sedgemoor manifesto as election race heats up


The Labour Party has launched its Sedgemoor election manifesto, which includes policies for the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area.

Labour are standing 24 candidates across the district with the hope of building on their current showing of 13 district councillors.

Sedgemoor’s Labour campaign organiser Brian Smedley said: "The Labour manifesto promises the regeneration of town centres, respect for heritage and protection of green spaces, leisure and recreation development on Bridgwater’s Northgate, low carbon and renewable energy developments, homes to rent with long term secure tenancies, genuine community benefit from the Hinkley C project, a Somerset-wide public transport forum and skilled and well-paid job opportunities for local people, alongside national labour initiatives supported at a local level such as the living wage and repeal of the bedroom tax, plus strategic imperatives like the Parrett surge barrage and a commitment to oppose any move to a 3-weekly refuse collection."

He added: "The first week will be a battle of the leaflets while parties introduce their candidates. After that there’ll doubtless be door knocking, street surgeries, hustings and hopefully by May 7th people will have settled their mind on which way they’re going to vote."

Click here for the full list of local election candidates in the Burnham area


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