Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Nine days to the local elections

There are just 9 days until the 2021 Scottish and Welsh elections and local elections in England, one of the largest sets of non-Westminister elections in British history. Here in Cumbria there is a Police and Crime Commissioner election and various council by elections.

  • Conservative candidates for Mayor and for councils are focused on the people’s priorities, delivering better services and lower council taxConservative councils charge on average £93 less than Labour controlled councils in 2021-22 for a Band D home, and £120 less than Liberal Democrat run councils. 
     

And across the country:

  • Conservative Police and Crime Commissioners can be trusted to keep our communities and streets safe. Conservatives back our police.  Labour, however, voted against measures to deliver tougher sentences for offenders, get knives off our streets, and ensure dangerous criminals spend more time behind bars. Labour PCCs are also less likely to be rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ on measures of effectiveness than Conservative PCCs.
     
  • Conservative mayors are creating thriving local economies by attracting investment, improving transport links and creating good-quality jobs. While Conservative mayors like Ben Houchen and Andy Street are levelling up their regions with huge increases in investment, better jobs and more local homes, Labour mayors leave their communities paying the cost of their financial incompetence and mismanagement.
     
  • By electing Shaun Bailey as Mayor and getting more Conservatives into the Assembly, London can get the fresh start it deserves. After five years of chaos under Sadiq Khan - with spiraling crime rates, a lack of affordable homes and increased council tax - we can help our capital thrive once again as we build back better.  

And it is Conservatives who will stand up for the Union, and help to build a better, stronger and more united Britain as we build back better from the pandemic.

  • In Scotland, the only way to stop an SNP majority, say no to another divisive referendum, and get the Scottish Parliament 100 per cent focused on rebuilding Scotland from coronavirus, is to vote Scottish Conservative & Unionist on your peach party-list ballot. 
     
  • And in Wales, after 22 years of Labour-led governments, only the Welsh Conservatives will deliver the recovery plan needed to create the jobs, hospitals and first class schools that the people of Wales deserve.

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