This morning, just before a street stall on Gloucester Road (and the rain!), we were at College Green for the launch of Bristol Labour’s 2016 local election manifesto for the upcoming Mayoral and Council election. Entitled “Our Bristol Plan -; Ensuring everyone benefits from Bristol’s success”, the manifesto includes key policy pledges on housing, work, transport, education, the environment, culture and sport.
Labour Group Leader Cllr Helen Holland said: “We believe Bristol should be a place where everyone benefits from the city’s successes, and our shared manifesto with Marvin Rees, shows just some of the innovative ideas we have to do that. We all want Bristol to continue to be prosperous, but we recognise the major challenges of the ever-deepening housing crisis, the education and skills gap and increasing poverty. We are determined to make Bristol a place where all people have access to decent jobs and affordable housing, a city that is mobile and environmentally friendly, and above all else, a caring city where no-one gets left behind.”
Marvin Rees said: “This manifesto aims to ensure Bristol is a city that can flourish with integrity because it is a city in which everyone can participate in success. Together we will build a better Bristol.”
Our seven major priorities for Bristol are:
- Build 2,000 new homes -; 800 affordable -; a year by 2020.
- Deliver work experience and apprenticeships for every young person.
- Stop expansion of RPZs and review existing schemes.
- Protect children’s centres.
- Increase the number of school places and work with schools to ensure the admission process is fair and transparent.
- Put Bristol on course to be run entirely on clean energy by 2050 and introduce a safe, clean streets campaign
- Lead a European Capital of Culture bid to make culture -; and sport -; accessible to all.