Havering Liberal Democrats release party manifesto ahead of election

PUBLISHED: 10:00 17 April 2018

Havering Liberal Democrat candidates Ian Sanderson, Kerrie Sait and Thomas Clarke.

Havering Liberal Democrat candidates Ian Sanderson, Kerrie Sait and Thomas Clarke.

Havering Liberal Democrats

The borough’s Liberal Democrats want to provide “a better deal for Havering” as the party launches its manifesto.

Released on Monday, April 16, the Liberal Democrats have outlined their aims and ambitions for Havering if residents were to show their support for the party at the election which will be taking place next month.

In terms of policing and crime, the Liberal Democrats are opposing cuts to police in the borough, the number PCSOs on the streets and the closure of police stations in Havering.

They will also seek to build strong, collaborative ties between the council, police and community groups to help build a “safer society”.

Candidates will continue to show support for environmental campaigns including the work of Campaign to Protect Rural England, the London Cycling Campaign and parks’ Friends Groups around Havering.

In the manifesto, it also states that residents are “faced with daily and worsening pothole hazards” and has made a pledge to prioritise repairs and “act now to save them from getting worse”.

As well as these, Liberal Democrats want to encourage schemes to help young people get on the housing ladder and work with housing associations so that they can build both council and social housing.

In the manifesto, it also says: “We will immediately seek to identify and call upon those housing developers who have sought to “land grab”, and kickstart building of the desperately needed housing that these developers are currently blocking.”

It then goes onto say: “We will encourage housing development applications which maximise the use of renewable energy and designed-in energy efficiencies in order to minimise those resident’s energy bills.”

Liberal Democrat candidate for Romford Kerrie Sait said: “At a time when our residents are facing increased council tax bills alongside continued cuts to local services, I am proud to help launch our manifesto which I strongly believe will enable us to ensure Havering residents get a better deal that we all deserve.”

Residents will soon be able to have their say as all London borough councillor seats will be up for grabs next month.

The local election will take place on May 3.

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