What we stand for
Basingstoke Labour believes that our town, and our Borough, hold such potential for everyone, but only a Labour led Council could transform Basingstoke and open up amazing opportunities. We’re local people, living here who care deeply about the issues we all face – truly affordable housing, good schools, well paid jobs, thriving businesses, protecting our environment and delivering good quality and properly resourced local Council services.
The current Borough Council has lost touch, it no longer represents our whole community. Basingstoke deserves better. We’re asking you to back change, to help us do things differently. We want the very best for Basingstoke & Deane. Basingstoke residents have the power to change Basingstoke.
We will invest in our children’s future. We are desperately short of decent affordable homes to own and rent in our Town. We will invest £30 million pounds in building the homes we need.
Too many of our children live in poverty. Too many of us can’t get to see a doctor or we are registered with failing surgeries.
Strong and growing businesses are vital to our prosperity. We need well paid, fulfilling and skilled jobs for us all. We need to attract new companies to our Town. We need to encourage and nurture our young to build and invest in new ventures. We need to attract investment into the industries of the future.
Growth needs investment and support. Our Town is at its limit for growth. Our roads are congested and our schools at capacity. As we grow as a Town we need to put the infrastructure in place first; not as an afterthought. We will invest in the road, educational and communications infrastructures we need.
One of the most precious things we have is our environment – our water, our air and our landscape must be nurtured and protected. We have a serious air quality issue in our Town. It needs to be tackled as a matter of priority.