A message from your Labour candidate for Waltham Cross
The Corona Virus pandemic has laid bare the deep inequalities in our society and although nobody could have predicted what has come about, it is a disgrace that our Conservative government’s failure to act quickly, has led to the UK having amongst the highest death rates in the world, with over 100,000 fatalities. When our government should have been preparing the country for the challenges ahead, we now know they were handing out billions of pounds worth of Covid Response contracts to their rich mates.
I want to represent ordinary people on Broxbourne Borough Council. Right now, the Tories have 28 out of 30 seats, this means that despite the best efforts of hardworking Labour councillors, our Tory led council operates without proper scrutiny.
Waltham Cross is a special place for me, it’s where I went to primary school, attended church and played sports. I want to make sure that people have their voices heard and with enough support we can ensure that the Tories stop taking residents for granted.
Local politics can seem trivial and under a Conservative Council, at times, futile, but Labour Councils can do extraordinary things. In Salford, a Labour Council has undertaken the largest social house building program in a generation. Meanwhile, Broxbourne Council continues to kick the crucial issue of housing down the road, paying out nearly a million pounds a year on temporary accommodation. Labour understands that families need a home they can call their own and would build the affordable housing that residents so desperately want.
We can’t replace this failed government with a new leadership until we have a general election, but we can elect Labour councillors who will put people before profit and fight for a better Broxbourne and a more prosperous Waltham Cross.
Vote Labour on May 6.
Sean Waters, your Labour candidate for Waltham Cross
Wreaths were laid at the War Memorials in Cheshunt, Goffs Oak, Broxbourne and Hoddesdon to commemorate those lost in conflicts around the world.