Jo Eckersley is campaigning for improved community services and challenging austerity. “We must protect local services to support vulnerable people in a ward with health and social inequalities.”
Ben Manovitch is pushing for better public services and a strong, local economy. “In my job as a legal aid solicitor, I see first-hand how removing public services affects communities, leading to increased unemployment, inequality and crime.”
Clare Jones lives locally and works with adults with neurological conditions. “As a Speech and Language Therapist, I understand the need to protect frontline health and social care services in a public NHS.”
Greens are challenging Labour here!
The Green Party came second in the 2015 Gleadless Valley council election and is the clear alternative to Labour in your ward.
Green Councillors have worked to stop litter and fly-tipping and deal with anti-social behaviour. We have challenged the policy of selling public services without public scrutiny.
We opposed plans for a new elected mayor, rejected in a 2012 referendum.
In the council budget we proposed to:
- Cut the price of residents’ parking permits
- Cut executive pay in the Council
- Invest £6.5 million in cutting fuel bills for homes and schools
We also found extra money to:
- Cut air pollution from taxis
- Improve road safety and public transport
- Save vital care for the elderly and disabled All were rejected by the ruling Labour group.
All were rejected by the ruling Labour group.