launches Somerset Tories' County Council election manifesto
Minister Sajid Javid has given his backing to the Somerset Conservative
Group's plans for the county over the next four years during the
launch of its local elections manifesto.
Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government,
was in Somerset on Thursday (February 23rd) ahead of the county
council elections in May, which will see voters going to the polls
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge.
manifesto, entitled A Clear Plan for Somerset, includes
12 pledges to local residents with a focus on low council tax, high
investment and quality services.
the launch event, Mr Javid said: "I fully support the groups
plans for children and education, adult social care, highways, homes,
jobs, investment and protecting and promoting Somerset, among other
things, which are in line with the Governments commitment
to building a country that works for everyone."
Osman, leader of Somerset County Council and the Conservative Group,
pictured, unveiled the pledges and set out a 'Vision for Somerset'
aimed at increasing life, work and education opportunities for local
manifesto includes a series of specific pledges for each of Somersets
five districts, including Keeping council tax low; Helping to create
new jobs and apprenticeships; Protecting vulnerable adults and children
by investing £30million more to improve their services and
by working with partners; Creating a University of Somerset; Building
new schools for our children; Developing more community hubs to
deliver our services; Providing homes for Somerset residents; Supporting
and protecting our rural way of life; Protecting communities by
building new flood defence schemes; Improving safety and reduce
congestion by investing in roads and infrastructure; Completing
the rollout of superfast broadband throughout the county and Increasing
recycling and reduce landfill.
parties, including the Liberal Democrats and UKIP, are due to launch
their local manifestos in the coming weeks.