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Muxton ward candidates

By Alex Moore | Telford | Local Elections 2019 | Published:

Statements by the candidates for Muxton ward in the 2019 Telford & Wrekin Council local election.

Four candidates, two seats available.

Some candidates who belong to the same party chose to submit a combined manifesto.

William Barton and Sophie Thompson, Labour

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Muxton deserves councillors who will secure investment, continue to protect our green spaces and support residents. With Labour councillors on your side we can achieve so much more together.

We’re proud of what Labour has achieved for our borough. We know we can do so much more. With your support:

  • We will continue to fight the closure of our 24/7 A&E and consultant-led Women’s and Children’s Centre.
  • We will continue to keep council tax amongst the lowest in the Midlands.
  • We will continue to invest £80million per year in protecting the most vulnerable adults and children in our community including those who are victims and survivors of sexual exploitation and domestic abuse.
  • We will invest £50million in roads and footpaths across Telford and Wrekin and continue to invest in creating new jobs for residents.
  • We will fight the threat of a merger between Telford and Wrekin Council and Conservative-run Shropshire council, ensuring taxpayers’ money is not wasted on Shropshire’s debt.

On Thursday, May 2, vote Labour to protect, care and invest in the place we call home.

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Nigel Dugmore and Adrian Lawrence (incumbents), Conservative

Adrian Lawrence, left, and Nigel Dugmore

The future direction of the council and Muxton rests on the election result on May 2. The tired and uninspiring Labour council needs to be replaced with a forward-thinking and imaginative Conservative-led administration. We are two long-standing Muxton residents and are honoured to have represented Muxton at the borough council.

We now respectfully seek your support to continue standing up for Muxton. Along with community groups, residents and local MPs we have fought hard to deter the threat of excessive and inappropriate developments that have been proposed locally and, with your support, will continue to protect our community.

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Lack of forward planning has resulted in a secondary school place shortage, leading to the change of catchment areas. We believe that school catchment areas should be abolished and Labour’s school transport budget cut should be reversed to ensure our children can get to a school of their choice safely.

Less money spent on vanity projects such as laser shows and new road signs would ensure sufficient funding for basic services. Labour has quadrupled council borrowing to almost £400million since 2011. Worthy projects may have been funded, but this does not make sense when they cut spending on social care, school transport, road and footway repairs, etc. – cuts which affect us all.

We will continue to fight the Future Fit proposals in their current form, and welcome the review of the process. Let us hope that common sense prevails.

Alex Moore

By Alex Moore
@TelfordLDR

Local Democracy Reporter covering Telford.

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