Our members have been vociferous about what we need to see in the forthcoming Budget. We have had a good settlement but only for one year and we need longer-term certainty.
Our party is at a crossroads, and the result of the leadership election will determine whether Labour aspires to be a serious party of government again.
“The election of so many new MPs who were councillors provides a unique opportunity to build relationships”
“The ad-hoc, short-termist way national government announces funding for local services makes it impossible to plan ahead”
“Many councils are already rewriting local plans, challenging the rate and types of housing built”
This campaign confirmed what we have always known: that Conservative councillors are the backbone of the voluntary party.
After our worst General Election result since 1935, it is natural that Labour should want to listen, learn, and reflect on what happened.