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The six, who will be referred to as assistant mayors rather than cabinet members, were called on Sunday night and invited to join the powerful decision-making panel, alongside Sir Peter and deputy Rory Palmer.
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We’d like to thank the people of Leicester for Labour’s landslide victory across the city yesterday and for putting their trust in us. Labour won 52 out of 54 Leicester City Council seats, with Peter Soulsby becoming Leicester’s first directly elected mayor with an emphatic majority across the city. Jon Ashworth won the Leicester South by-election with an increased majority which capped a stunning political endorsement of Labour in Leicester.
We know that this trust by the people of Leicester puts a heavy burden on us to be accountable, open and honest and we plan to rise to this challenge to build a more confident and prosperous city for all the communities and people of Leicester.
With only one Conservative and one Liberal Democrat Councillor left in the city it has sent out a clear message to the Tory-led Government that their policies are hurting people in their day to day lives.
Read the Leicester Mercury’s opinion piece in today’s paper “A new era for Leicester and city’s first directly-elected mayor”
You can see the full results on the Leicester City Council Website.Continue Reading »
The Leicester Labour Party has set out a positive vision, in our 2011 Election Manifesto, to take the city though the challenges it faces today and will face in the future. We are entering into a radical change for the way Leicester is governed with a directly elected mayor. This change brings with it a chance to have strong leadership to make Leicester more successful, more prosperous and an even greater place to live & work than it is now for all the diverse people and communities of the city.
The key themes of the manifesto are:
- A working city
- A low carbon city
- A proud & self-confident city
You can read Labour’s mayoral candidate, Peter Soulsby’s message to the people of Leicester as Your Strong Voice for our City.Continue Reading »
Labour’s Mayoral Candidate, Sir Peter Soulsby, has given his first interview outlining his vision for the City and how he plans to have an open and accountable administration. You can read his interview in today’s Leicester Mercury.
One of the highlights is Sir Peter’s commitment to campaign for a living wage for the people of Leicester.Continue Reading »
Ed Balls in Leicester tomorrow, Wednesday 6th April, to launch Labour’s by-election campaign.
In the coming weeks voters in Leicester will have the opportunity to send a message to this Tory- led government. People in Leicester are being hit hardest by the Tory-led government’s cuts and as members of this party we all have a duty to stand with them. By the day of the election I want everyone in Leicester to have heard a message that you and I believe in, that these cuts are too fast and too deep.
Please join us and take a stand against the Tory-led government’s broken promises and reckless gamble with the economy.
Tomorrow, Wednesday 6th April, Ed Balls MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, will be in Leicester to officially launch Labour’s campaign for the parliamentary by-election and we hope you will be able to come along and join us.
De Montfort University
Ed will begin his visit at De Montfort University where he will join Labour’s candidate Jon Ashworth, at an outdoor Q&A session with students and young people. A year on from Nick Clegg’s visit to DMU where he promised to scrap tuition fees, Ed will listen to students and young people talk about the Lib Dem’s broken promises which have betrayed the life chances and aspirations of a generation of Leicester’s young people.
If you would like to attend then please come along to Magazine Square, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH at 14:50
Election launch with members
Following this Ed will then join Jon Ashworth, Peter Soulsby and members for a campaign launch at the Liberty Statue on Upperton Road / Eastern Boulevard, Leicester. This will take place at 16:00 and we would love to see as many members there as possible.
If you would like to attend then please come along to the Liberty Statue, Upperton Road at 15:45.
If you would like any further details about these visits then please email Vicky Street at email@example.com or call the campaign hotline on 07872 417 224.Continue Reading »