Labour leader sweeps back into Dudley ahead of local elections

Labour’s Leader Jeremy Corbyn has upped the ante ahead of Dudley Borough council elections by paying a Bank Holiday campaign visit to Kingswinford and Wordsley today.

Mr. Corbyn, who visited Stourbridge a few weeks ago, has come back to the borough to campaign against Tory cuts to local government and to return a Labour council to Dudley on 3rd May. 

Should they be successful in being elected in May, Mr. Corbyn pledged to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping alongside taking on rogue landlords who provide substandard and unfit housing.

They also said the party would enforce action against fly-tippers and reinvest fines back into improving streets and neighbourhoods. Speaking to the assembled crowds, Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, said:

“People in Dudley need a Labour council and a Labour Government - after almost eight years of austerity from the Conservative Government we have had enough.

"Enough of cuts to schools that mean head-teachers sending begging letters to parents and enough of cuts that mean older people not getting the care they need. It’s time for a change.”


Cllr Pete Lowe, leader of the Labour group on Dudley Council, committed to an increase in local apprenticeships and confirmed his intentions to put forward a plan to establish Dudley as a centre of excellence for business, education and skills for all ages. He also promised a cull on potholes by establishing a highways hotline for reporting road damage and use funds to quickly fix problem areas. Cllr Lowe said:
“It’s a delight and a pleasure to welcome Jeremy back to Dudley for this wonderful campaign day ahead of the local elections. It is a brilliant demonstration of what we have that the Tories could never hope for; fantastic members and volunteers that are willing to give up their free time to spread Labour’s message of change and hope.
“Dudley Labour has a plan – we want to tackle homelessness, take on rogue landlords, prosecute fly-tippers, fill-in pot holes, increase local apprenticeships and increase tourism in our area. But we can’t do any of this unless people come out and vote Labour on 3 May.”

To register to vote in the local elections, you should visit before April 17th.


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