Labour Launch Their Local Election Manifesto

Five key promises include housing, jobs and education

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Labour Party candidates for the local elections in Hounslow have launched the five key promises they will deliver from 2014-2018, if re-elected, as well as a 50 further commitments in the local Party's formal manifesto.

The launch took place at Lampton Secondary School, in Lampton Avenue.

Leader of the Labour Group of Councillors, Jagdish Sharma, introduced Labour's full team of candidates and announced Labour's 5 key pledges for the 2014 local elections, which are to:

Secure a further 3,000 affordable homes in Hounslow, 400 of which will be new Council Houses.

Provide 300 new apprenticeship places for young people and more local skills training.

Deliver major regeneration for the Borough’s town centres – particularly Hounslow Town, Brentford and Feltham.

Overhaul bin collection; to boost recycling and get streets cleaner.

Invest in education; to provide a better choice of local schools for local children.

Speaking after the launch Jagdish Sharma said; “We set out in our manifesto an ambitious agenda for the next 12 months, that we will deliver if we are re-elected to run the borough for the coming term. Having delivered on our commitments made at the 2010 local election, residents know that they can trust us to deliver our promises for 2014.

"Residents can now see in nearly all streets around the Borough the evidence of our work to make a difference since 2010 - be that in new pavements, new street lights being installed and roads resurfaced. Over the next four years we will further improve the borough's physical environment with major regeneration in Hounslow Town and Brentford, by master-planning regeneration for Feltham and by extending the number of Green Flag standard parks.

"Some of the improvements we've made since 2010 can't be seen on the streets - like the massive improvement in education standards and the better results our work with local schools is now delivering for local children, but these have also changed local lives for the better in countless ways.

"If re-elected, we will continue investing in education, and will provide 300 new apprentice places for local young people in the next four years. We will also continue to supply affordable housing for local people, by directly building 400 new Council homes to reduce housing pressures across Hounslow. I urge local residents to come out to vote and to support us on 22nd May, to help us keep improving quality of life for local people."

May 2, 2014