The Government has announced that it is minded to appoint commissioners to oversee the running of Nottingham City Council. This would be a disastrous move… Read More »Statement on potential appointment of Commissioners
The recent comments made by Rishi Sunak regarding Nottingham City Council are very disappointing, but not unsurprising. He once again is seeking to abdicate responsibility for the actions and failures of this Conservative government.
Nottingham Labour stands in solidarity with the innocent civilians of both Israel and Palestine. There is no justification for the loss of innocent lives. As this war and bloodshed continues, thousands of lives including women and children are being lost. This is unacceptable.
Nottingham Labour has brought together faith leaders from across Nottingham in a show of solidarity following the ongoing situation in Israel and Gaza. Members of… Read More »Nottingham Labour stands with faith communities as international conflict escalates
Local government finances are beyond repair. Every week, councils are announcing budget deficits that they have no chance of balancing. Major councils such as Birmingham are declaring Section 114’s meaning that they cannot meet their legal obligation of a balanced budget. This is not an issue for just one party. Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat or Independent, all councils are struggling. City councils or County and Borough councils, the issue of local government finance is affecting the whole country.
The Tory-driven cost of living crisis is still ravaging the UK. Inflation is still high, wages still low and the cost of necessities like food and energy keep rising. The single cost that is rising the most for the average person though, is rent and mortgages. In August 2023 rent prices increased 12%. If you exclude London where rent costs have totally spiralled out of control, the average renter spends 24% of their weekly income on rent alone. This is far more than homeowners spend on their mortgages. That does not mean that homeowners aren’t also having to pay more on their mortgages due to increasing inflation and high mortgage rates. In Nottingham more residents rent than own their own property, meaning that skyrocketing rents affect more people.
Nottingham Labour can announce that on Friday 14th 1pm to 3pm Room S11, Antenna, 9A Beck Street, Nottingham NG1 1EQ we will be launching our manifesto for 2023-27,
Over the past four-year term we are proud of the achievements we have made despite local and national difficulties, that have affected so many councils across the country.