I have a good record of exposing and holding Tameside Council to account, including:
TEL Homes for the elderly – Council mismanagement;
Former Ashton to Oldham railway – Unlawful dumping allowed by TMBC;
Ashton Moss Allotments – Council negligence.
If elected, I will propose the following changes to Tameside Council:
A further reduction of Councillors allowances;
An end to the payment of all Executive Councillors including the Leader;
No development of shale gas extraction (Fracking);
No development of Green Belt land for residential or business;
An end to the privatisation and outsourcing of Council services;
An ethical investment policy for the TMBC managed Greater Manchester Pension fund;
I would work with all agencies to achieve the following:
A living wage for all;
Job creation through a Green New Deal;
More investment in local business;
Access to land to grow food for all.