Harston and Comberton
and Barton, Coton, Grantchester, Harlton, Haslingfield, Hauxton & South Trumpington
I'll put the voice of the community at the heart of South Cambs District Council. Contact me on MichaelTLabour@gmail.com
Michael Tierney says: I’ve lived locally for nine years, in Hauxton and before that in Comberton. I enjoy our beautiful villages and the community spirit. I served on Comberton parish council gaining experience of being a councillor.
We had to move house from one that we rented when it was sold at short notice. It was expensive to move and the lack of security of tenure is a big worry. I want to see a housing policy that offers people a safe and secure roof over their heads, Labour councils achieve this.
Labour will keep jobs, people and wealth in the place we live. Our manifesto commitments such as community wealth building (where local money stays local to benefit the community) and our desire to co-operate across social enterprises, parish councils, and communities will deliver for the benefit of local people
ACTING ON CLIMATE AND BIODIVERSITY
Net-zero Council by 2030. reconnect our villages with a good bus service. Safe and good quality foot and cycle paths. Set and monitor biodiversity targets. More green jobs.
CREATING PATHWAYS OUT OF POVEVTY
Create an anti-poverty strategy for South Cambs. Tackle the root causes by paying the Real Living Wage. Address its effects. reduce digital exclusion with support to acquire skills.
AFFORDABLE AND DECENT HOMES
Insist on 40% minimum affordable homes in new developments and focus on homes for social rent. Help tenants stand up to private landlords for properly maintained homes.
CO-OPERATING ACROSS SOUTH CAMBS
Community Land Trusts so that local people decide what happens to local assets. Ensure a broad range of activities in community centres. Tackle loneliness especially in new towns.
DELIVERING FAIRNESS FOR ALL
Focus on projects that benefit the community e.g. leisure facilities. Make sure contracts are awarded to suppliers who provide local jobs. Rebuild trust in the planning process.
Inflation at its highest for 30 years. Energy prices at record levels. It's no wonder that people are really worried.
Inflation is spiralling. The cost of food is up. Gas and electricity are skyrocketing. More and more people are facing tough choices about which bills to pay. The Conservatives’ response? Whack up national insurance contributions for working people. Cut £1000 a year from Universal Credit. And let benefits and pensions fall way behind inflation.
The Conservatives are too worn out by their party games to do the hard work when it matters. They are out of ideas. Unemployment is low here, yet wages fall short of the high housing costs. Labour says impose a windfall tax on energy giants to pay for extra help with energy bills and to scrap the rise in National Insurance. We’ll insist on decent pay and affordable housing.
Our Council Tax is going up. Lib Dems make the wrong decisions. Is £200,000 for new carpets at Council HQ a good idea? And using Council cash for property speculation puts us all at risk.