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It’s A Two-Horse Race As Only Local Conservatives and Labour Are Fully Contesting This Council Election

Only the local Conservatives and Labour have put up full sets of three candidates in each ward for the Council election on 3 May.

In 2014 the Liberal Democrats fielded a full slate of candidates. The Greens fielded at least one candidate in every ward, with a total of 22 candidates. This time around the Greens only have six candidates in total across the borough, and in those wards the Liberal Democrats have only put forward two.

Respect Pledge for local elections

Today (3 March 2018) the Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis unveiled the Party’s Respect Pledge. The pledge will apply to all Conservative candidates standing in the local elections this year, ensuring they behave responsibly throughout the election.

Increased pay for NHS workers

Using the funds that the Chancellor allocated at the Budget, we've set out proposals that will see wage rises of between 6.5 per cent and 29 per cent for over 1.1 million NHS workers in England