100 days ago, Labour’s 22 new council leaders came together to meet with Keir Starmer and senior shadow cabinet following the Local Election result in May that saw Labour take control of councils across swathes of England.
Labour’s new council leaders, including Swindon's Jim Robbins, pledged to deliver emergency cost of living action plans within 100 days of taking control and draw on the work already being carried out by Labour led authorities across the country, ‘because where Labour is in power, we deliver for our communities.’
100 days on, action has been taken to deliver on the Labour commitment to ease the squeeze on people’s pockets.
- Swindon Council has been promoting benefit entitlement to hundreds of families by hosting drop in events to reach residents who may not realise they are able to get extra help with the cost of living crisis.
- 5 roadshows benefited over 100 people with sit-down sessions and tailored advice.
- A renewed action plan to help struggling families outlines that up to 7,000 local children will benefit from free meals & healthy activities during the schools holidays, around £65,000 in grants to local charities to help with food provision, and an Emergency Assistance Fund to provide lifeline support to residents
Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said: “Right across the country, people are desperate for change. With swift and much-needed action, our Labour councils are proving that where Labour is in power, we deliver.
“Our emergency cost of living action plans and local housing plans are easing people’s pockets, relieving the burden that this Government has placed on families across the UK.
“This is only the start. Labour councils across country will continue to pull every lever available to make change happen and build a better Britain.”
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