Labour’s Local Manifesto Endorsed by Labour Front Bencher – Hilary Benn

Submitted by Craig Cheney on Mon, 30/03/2015 – 17:15

Bristol’s Labour councillors used the opportunity of a visit to Bristol by Hilary Benn Labour’s Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government, to share their vision for our city.

“Having Hilary in the city is always very positive, and it was great to hear his endorsement for our plans, which have been developed by listening and talking with Labour Party members, and local people and organisations in the city.” said Bristol’s Labour Leader, Helen Holland.

Over 20 activists joined Thangam Debbonaire (Bristol West – Parliamentary candidate) and Cllr Helen Holland (Whitchurch Park) to talk about local government issues with Hilary Benn, who welcomed the local Labour Manifesto, “A Better Plan for Bristol” which is published today (Mon).

The Bristol manifesto speaks of a fairer deal for the low paid, for housing, for older people who need social care, for public transport users, for young people and the next generation, for all communities and for arts and culture in the city.

“We are the Party of fairness and it is really good to see the practical application of this principle by Labour in Bristol.  This Manifesto has lots of great ideas and I wish the campaign every success,” said Hilary Benn.

Thangam Debbonaire said: “Hilary went out canvassing with us and was impressed by what the Labour Party is doing in Bristol West, where there is strong support for Labour which we want to build on to win the seat.”