Tories pledge to freeze council tax, scrap Local Plan and protect Green Belt in six point manifesto


WARRINGTON Conservative Federation has announced a six-point manifesto pledge for the local elections on May 6th.

The theme around the manifesto is change at the Town Hall, where the Tories currently have just one elected member, Kath Buckley at Lymm.

The Tories ‘Our Plan’ will tackle 6 main issues:
Protecting Warrington’s greenbelt
A Borough open for business
Fix potholes and reduce fly-tipping
Delivering the right mix of homes
Support the elderly and vulnerable
Better services and Council Tax frozen.
Each Conservative candidate standing across Warrington will stand on the manifesto.
The Conservatives plan to scrap Labour’s Local Plan and will commit to opposing building on the green belt instead favouring redevelopment of empty buildings in the town centre and brownfield sites such as Fiddler’s Ferry.
Chair of Warrington Conservatives Wendy Maisey OBE said: “Labour-controlled Warrington Borough Council has committed to building on the green belt in beautiful parts of Warrington such as Appleton and Croft. The Liberal Democrat group has provided little or no opposition to the destruction of our green spaces.”
“It is time for change at the Town Hall, only the Conservatives will protect green spaces.”
Following the Covid pandemic, Conservatives will support local businesses to recover. Warrington has recently received £22 Million Town Deal funding secured by Warrington South MP Andy Carter and prospective Councillors will build on that investment.
“The Conservative Government gave Warrington Borough Council £5.5 Million to fix potholes and Conservatives will ensure those funds are spent on making our roads safer.
“Conservatives will deliver new Council homes and support the elderly and vulnerable in the borough.
‘Our Plan’ will also mean that Conservatives will tackle the Council’s ever-growing debt. Labour has accumulated £1.6 Billion of debt, the Conservatives will halt the borrowing and keep important community facilities such as Culcheth Community Hub open, build a new community hub in Warrington South and freeze Council Tax to help hard-working families across Warrington recover from the Covid pandemic.
Long-standing Councillor Kath Buckley said: “There is a real excitement among Conservative candidates and enthusiasm to bring real change at the Town Hall.
“As a group we plan to bring change to the Town Hall and bring energy and new ideas to the tired Labour administration.”
Wendy added:“Our Plan is designed to bring change at Warrington Town Hall, to reduce Council debt and significantly improve facilities in Warrington.”
“Kath Buckley has been a fantastic representative for residents in Lymm South working tirelessly to improve the community and represent the views of residents as a Conservative group we will emulate Kath’s lead and try and bring to an end opposition-less Politics in Warrington dominated by Labour and Liberal Democrats.”

The Conservative Manifesto is the first one to be received at Warrington-Worldwide – when we receive the other manifesto’s they will be given equal prominence.
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  1. The Conservatives are only interested in protecting certain green spaces. Andy Carter is pushing the western link which will harm Moore nature reserve and Sankey Valley Park and open green belt for development. Point one in their list is hogwash.

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