Why vote Labour in Basildon, Billericay & Wickford?

We want to support key workers and build council homes

Labour councillors have launched an ambitious plan to change the council's housing strategy to ensure teachers, nurses, police officers, firefighters and other public servants are given priority in the housing queue.

Basildon Labour wants to ensure we recognise the service of Basildon public sector workers and give them a chance to own a home.

In addition to this Labour are committed to building 600 council homes in Basildon after building the first in the town for over 25 years.

We want to cap councillor pay

The Conservative Party take back control of Basildon Council and in their first act they to vote to give themselves one of the biggest PAY RISES in Basildon history. With the creation of 6 new committees they have managed to give themselves a pay rise that comes in at just over £100,000 and rejected LABOURS calls to put a cap on councillor pay.

We at Basildon Labour feel that The Conservative Party should be truly ashamed of themselves for taking money away from the taxpayer, money that could be used to fund vital services.

We want to reduce crime

We at Basildon Labour believe in common sense politics and if the Conservatives take 20,000 police of our streets, then you are going to see an increase in crime. On top of that you have had savage cuts to youth services and savage cuts to our education system which has meant young people are under more pressure than ever.

In the last twelve months Labour in Basildon has done all it can to help reduce crime. It has saved Basildon custody suite from closing, invested in CCTV, put record amounts of funding into domestic violence prevention schemes... the list goes on!

We want to keep working hard to reduce crime in our borough and hold The Conservative Government to account for their failings however we can only do this if we have your vote.

Gavin Callaghan

Gavin Callaghan

Leader of Basildon Labour Group

Gavin Callaghan is the Basildon Labour Leader and Labour Councillor for Pitsea North West.

Andrew Buxton

Andrew Buxton

Party Chairman

Andrew Buxton is a Labour councillor in Basildon and also the local chairman of the party.

News

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Basildon

Conservatives cut infrastructure funding

The Basildon Labour Group has condemned the Basildon Conservative Party’s decision to remove £22 million of infrastructure money from the new draft local plan which will be approved at full council on 18th October.

Housing

Remember Social Housing?

On 14th August the government green paper on social housing was released for consultation. Yet despite ongoing appeals from local government across the political spectrum it fails to make progress on the need to deliver Read more…