With just 17 days to go before a new council is elected, local Conservatives have pledged to provide “constructive opposition to a Labour-led council,” push for further investment across Wirral to ensure “no area is left behind, make sure the Local Plan is adopted to avoid Green Belt development, and push for further police action to tackle antisocial behaviour.
Conservative leader Tom Anderson said: “The elections for local councillors will be the last in Wirral until 2027. So it matters who is elected and that they do better than the last 10 years.
“Here in Wirral, with a Labour-led Council, four Labour MPs, a Labour Metro Mayor and a Labour Police Commissioner it is important that there is constructive opposition.
“If our borough follows Liverpool and becomes a ‘one party state’ then we will end up with the same problems faced by that city.
“That’s one of the reasons why more and more people vote differently at different elections – choosing the candidates and parties they feel are best to represent them. This helps to provide the checks and balances that ensure any proposals and plans are questioned and challenged.
“We’ve seen in recent years how more Labour councillors can’t or won’t do that. Too often they are told what to do and ‘whipped’ into supporting proposals that do not have wider support in the community. More Labour councillors after 4th May are not the answer.
“Wirral’s Conservatives are the only party fielding a full team of candidates in all 22 areas of Wirral. We know every vote has to be earned, not just with promises at election time but with the work day in, day out to help and support communities with local issues and action.”
Full article in the Liverpool Echo