Andy Reid MBE, Armed Forces Veteran and founder of the Standing Tall Foundation, is among those backing Labour in these elections.

Andy says: “The way the Labour council has supported people and businesses through the pandemic has been outstanding, and we need to keep going. I’m voting Labour so we can build back better.”

St Helens Borough Labour’s manifesto for the local elections – available at www.sthelenslabour.org/manifesto - sets out Labour’s record and our plans to help residents, businesses and essential services not just to recover from the pandemic but to build back better.

In the past year our Labour-run council has taken decisive action to support St Helens through the pandemic, including:

  • Working with partners to support residents, local charities and care homes and working to create #StHelensTogether.
  • Helping hundreds of local businesses directly, every day, offering financial support when the government offered none and campaigning for support for those workers ignored by government.
  • Supporting schools, nurseries and colleges, and backing the campaign to end child hunger by making sure every child in need was offered food during school holidays.
  • Working with the local NHS and partners across the region to deliver community testing and set up Merseyside’s first mass vaccination site at Saints.  

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Now, in addition to plans already confirmed including an Economic Recovery Plan and £100m investment in regeneration projects across the borough such as town centre development, Gamble and Earlestown town hall repairs, and rebuilding schools,  we’ve announced further commitments including:

  • Publishing masterplans for redevelopment in our town centres later this year which are currently being drawn up with our partners English Cities Fund.
  • Protecting every single one of our fantastic parks and fully implementing our new Climate Action Plan to reach net zero carbon emissions as a borough by 2040.
  • Reviewing the waste and recycling service to make sure it works for residents and the environment.
  • Tackling antisocial behaviour, pursuing and prosecuting flytipping and investing in improved CCTV.
  • Doing all we can to work with community groups and partners to make sure no child goes hungry during school holidays.

David Baines, Labour Leader of St Helens Borough Council, says: “This election is our chance to choose how we rebuild after Covid. Our manifesto clearly shows Labour are determined to stand up for St Helens residents, businesses and essential services who have fought so hard in the past year and we’re the only party with a credible, deliverable, and ambitious plan for the borough.

Use all your votes for Labour in these elections to help make sure we can continue to work together for St Helens and build the society and economy we need after the pandemic.”

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