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Elections for 20 Bolton Council seats will be held on Thursday 5th May 2022.

These elections could change who runs the Council, so you deserve to know what Labour’s plans are if you elect us.

Our pledges below spell out our priorities for Bolton Borough and the towns within it.

If you want more information about any of the pledges, just click on the headers for each section.

OUR LOCAL ECONOMY

Labour will urgently remodel Bolton and Townships town centre regeneration schemes, to make them fit for a post Covid world.

We want the Council to have more powers to tackle empty shops.

Labour is committed to supporting £15 living wage employers across the borough.

Labour is committed to our pledge for local funding and support for all of our townships.

We will keep the Bolton Pound in Bolton.

LOOKING AFTER OUR BOLTON FAMILY

Labour will support people who are ‘just getting by’.

Labour will make sure local area budgets are used to improve local areas.

We will protect and promote Community Centres, UCANs and other facilities.

We will expand Advice and Support Services to to ensure better lives for all.

We will support all our carers across Bolton.

Labour will establish a Disabled People’s Panel.

We will strengthen the Armed Forces Covenant.

Labour will work with partners to invest in our health and social services.

We will build a new cooperative partnership with the community and voluntary Sector (VCSE).

THE FUTURE OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE

Labour will ensure we give our pre-school children the best start to life.

We will ensure our children are getting the best education at school that they can.

We will invest in our children to give them a well-rounded, diverse upbringing.

OUR NEIGHBOURHOODS

Labour will work to ensure that the highways budget is protected and spent on key local priorities.

We will work with the police and local residents’ groups to launch initiatives that prioritise community safety.

We will work with community groups and residents to introduce green initiatives across Bolton.

We will work to restore pride in our neighbourhoods.

We will make sure there are decent homes for Bolton people.

Labour will make sure the right homes are in the right places.

OUR SHARED FUTURE

Labour will create a Cabinet Member for Climate Change.

We will Create Green Enterprise loans.

Labour will review Local Planning Policy to make it fit for the changing world.

We will explore the option of generating cheap, clean energy for our residents.

We will work with education partners to educate on green jobs.

We will encourage sustainable travel across Bolton.

DEMOCRACY AND TRANSPARENCY

Labour will devolve power and empower citizens across Bolton.

We will ensure the next Labour Council is as open and transparent as possible.

A Labour Council will work with businesses and partners to protect our local businesses and high streets.

Labour will restore civic pride and encourage town twinning.

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