Local Conservatives today launch their manifesto to repair and relaunch the great city of Leicester after 29 years of Soulsby rule.
The Manifesto which is split into four parts guarantees that if a majority of Conservative Councillors are elected to Leicester City Council in May the City Mayoral position will be scrapped and replaced with a Leader of the Council model.
Honesty, integrity, and accountability are themes that run through this manifesto as the Conservatives guarantee a pro-growth agenda as we attract new business and new jobs to our city.
By scrapping the City Mayor we end the opportunity for divisive rule in Leicester, we bring accountability back into our politics as those who make the decisions that affect local people will be held to account by local people.
This manifesto focuses on the priorities of the people of Leicester.
If the people of Leicester choose to support the Conservatives in May, Leicester’s extraordinary history of culture and trade will be honoured with new investment in these areas.
Those who are talented or are leaving our universities will be given new opportunities for success and to further their career here in our city.
Sensible economic choices are at the heart of this Conservative manifesto.
Investment in facilities that matter to local people is crucial for Leicester’s future. That’s why Conservatives will focus on our local High streets such as Belgrave Road or Green Lane Road.
Local Conservatives previously announced its plans for transport and this manifesto honours that commitment. Scrap the ‘pop up’ cycle lanes, free bus travel for those over 60 or in education, free parking on a Saturday and streets we can be proud of.
The Leader of the Conservative Party at Leicester City Council Deepak Bajaj said ‘Our Conservative party wants to lead an investment revolution across Leicester.’
‘Now is the time to push the manufacturing industry forward. Now is the time to put our young people first and now is the time to create a city where business can thrive.’
The author of the manifesto, Rhys Brown who is Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party in Leicester said ‘I am pleased that the time is now to produce a set of policies that match the ambition of the people living across our city.’
‘This manifesto represents Leicester’s future and I am proud that the Conservatives are ready to deliver on Leicester’s priorities.’
‘The choice is now clear for the people of Leicester; a divided Labour party backed by Peter Soulsby or an ambitious united future with the local Conservatives.’