Ahead of the County Council elections on 6 May, the Liberal Democrats have released their roadmap to getting Gloucestershire back on its feet after the Covid-19 pandemic and 16 years of Conservative withdrawal from the community.
Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats have today launched their County Council manifesto, titled “Gloucestershire Deserves Better.” The priorities identified in the manifesto include:
- Fixing the pothole riddled roads and investing in green transport;
- Getting Gloucestershire’s economy back on its feet after the Covid-19 pandemic;
- Taking a lead in tackling the climate emergency, and striving to make Gloucestershire carbon neutral by 2040;
- Protecting the health of our residents and supporting our carers;
- Fixing children’s services, protecting the vulnerable ones in our care and
- Putting communities back at the heart of decision making.
Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, Group Leader for the Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats and County Councillor for Bourton on the Water and Northleach:
“This county consistently punches above its weight, yet 16 years of uninterrupted Conservative rule at the County Council has held us back.
“In opposition Lib Dem councillors have worked tirelessly to oppose damaging Conservative policies and to bring in measures that will make a difference to people’s lives. All this we achieved in opposition, but in control of the finances we could do so much more.
“That’s why, today, I’m so excited to be revealing our roadmap to getting Gloucestershire back on its feet after the Covid-19 pandemic and following the systematic withdrawal of the County Council from our communities by the current Conservative administration.
“Gloucestershire deserves better than the broken promises of the last 16 years. A swing of just six seats on 6 May will enable us to take back control for our communities and build back better.”