Manifesto 2019 – Serving Nottingham Better

Nottingham Labour want to make sure that local people can access the best possible services from Nottingham City Council and from their councillors. Nottingham Labour councillors are the only local representatives with a track record of being on the side of local people and standing up to protect services and spending for Nottingham.

Since 2015, we are proud to have achieved:

  • Created 3 new joint services centres in Dales, Hyson Green and Strelley, bringing library, Police, NHS and welfare advice under one roof for local people.
  • 70p of every pound spent by the City Council is spent with Nottingham businesses.
  • Raised more than £20 million in income from commercial activities to reinvest into public services.
  • Provided almost 250 young people with apprenticeships at the City Council and supported 2/3 of them into permanent jobs.
  • Supported Nottingham Credit Union to provide ethical and sustainable finance and borrowing to more Nottingham people.

Conservatives nationally have led 8 years of ideologically driven funding cuts to councils, which are putting local services at risk and failing to recognise changing demographics or show ambition for cities like Nottingham. Since 2013/14,, Nottingham has lost more than £100million in government Revenue Support Grant funding. Local Conservatives have repeatedly failed to stand up against these cuts. We are committed to ensuring Nottingham people get value for money in their council services and that is why if elected in May we will:

  • Deliver an integrated benefit, housing aid, Futures and DWP service under one roof at Nottingham City Council’s head office.
  • Become the country’s most commercial council, bringing in at least £4 million more from commercial activiities to support services local people rely on.
  • Allow neighbourhoods to invest and run their own local community hubs and assets through Community Asset Trusts.
  • Ensure Nottingham City Council jobs pay at least the living wage and wherever possible, commission services from organisation that do the same.
  • Work with local businesses to create a £2.5 million fund which provides 500 new apprentices for people from diverse backgrounds.

Download the full Nottingham Labour 2019 manifesto.