Labour in South Tyneside are ready to battle for your vote

Labour says it is the party that has the plans to help businesses and the people of South Tyneside recover from the pandemic.

Promoted by Labour in South Tyneside
Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 4:54 pm
Kim McGuiness, Labour Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate, visited Whitburn to highlight her key pledge around neighbourhood police officers and to hear some of the issues faced by local residents.

The Labour Party in South Tyneside are working together with partners and the wider community to find its way out of the covid pandemic, which has seen South Tyneside face one of its toughest years.

Key to emerging from years of austerity and a pandemic is Labour’s priority to ‘create the conditions for economic recovery and investment’. Speaking to Labour Group Leader, Tracey Dixon, she said that this will begin with ‘developing an economic recovery plan that addresses the issues that covid has accelerated'.

Labour has already delivered on significant improvements to our infrastructure, delivering improved business routes including the Tyne Tunnel approach, Lindisfarne roundabout and plans for more on other key routes.

Ken Stephenson, who is standing for Labour in the Primrose ward, outlined the benefits of Labour Council investment in Jarrow Focus. Meeting Tracey Dixon there, he described the outstanding community facilities which all now under one roof and accessible for all.

Labour is also focussing on reinvigorating all our town and village centres, from Jarrow & Hebburn through to Whitburn & Cleadon Villages to the Boldons. Investment will continue in South Shields Town Centre, alongside the Holborn riverside development, to deliver an improved town centre offer for residents and visitors alike. Labour Group Leader, Tracey Dixon, emphasised the importance of our links between the riverside and seaside, and our town centres, and the transport links to enable residents and visitors to choose the best mode of transport across the borough.

During 2020, the environment and the outdoors became a huge priority for everybody, and Labour has understood that by implementing an action plan to invest in the natural and built environments. Labour will promote active travel and look to improve our highways to enable this to happen.

Environmental improvements are being delivered at Marsden Bay with new paths and steps leading down to the beach and flood alleviation schemes at Monkton and Cleadon Village. Labour are promoting energy efficient LED street lighting across South Tyneside, that will contribute to our ambitions for the council to become a carbon neutral organisation.

Labour are committed to supporting young people by continuing to protect Sure Start centres and offering nursery provision to ensure young people have the best possible start to their lives, while also providing additional places for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities at Hedworthfield and Bamburgh. The former South Shields School will be coming back into use and supporting learners up until the age of 25 years as Epinay School moves sites.

Labour Councillors and Candidates endorsing their support of Unison’s Public Services Manifesto.

‘Families can depend on us’, Labour Group Leader, Tracey Dixon said, ‘as we are working to build the first directly-built council housing in over 10 years, such as those being built on Henderson Road and Hindmarch Drive, as well as Extra Care homes to help older or vulnerable residents live independently with the right level of care.’

‘These are just some of Labour’s priorities for South Tyneside and with many others that we have, as well as helping people with their everyday problems, Labour is the party for the people of South Tyneside’, said Labour Group Leader, Tracey Dixon, urging residents of South Tyneside to vote for the local Labour candidates in their area on Thursday 6th May.

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