Although the May elections brought about mixed results for Labour nationally, I am pleased that voters in Slough remained committed to Labour’s message – with all but three borough council seats going to our party’s candidates.
I know that our new and existing Labour councillors remain committed to helping in the recovery from the devastation of Covid-19 and delivering the best for Slough.
I also send my gratitude to the voters from across our town, who have bestowed their trust in Labour candidates. I’m extremely grateful to all the hardworking activists and supporters, who worked tirelessly to help deliver a Labour victory, by listening and connecting to local people through their diligent campaigning.
The newly elected Slough Labour councillors stood on an ambitious manifesto, which will help deliver the best outcomes for our town, in the recovery from Coronavirus and into the future.
Some of the commitments include:
– £9 million in repairs, modernisation and environmental improvements to Council tenants’ homes
– A dedicated youth hub in the town centre to improve the youth offer for our younger people
– A new skills, jobs and innovation space to support residents access employment opportunities in our post-Covid recovery
– An investment of £500,000 in sustainable environment measures, including a Clean Air Plan for the town.
These commitments are an extension of the positive work done previously. Just in the past few years, this has included the introduction of sustainable and affordable transport, and provision of new council homes, helping improve the lives of Slough residents.
As part of my role as your MP, I will work closely with all the elected councillors to help provide positive outcomes for everyone in the town, regardless of who they voted for. I know the next few months and years will be difficult, as we rebuild and recover, but I assure you as your elected representatives, we will make your voices heard and work hard for you, for the betterment of Slough.