Lib Dems Take Control of Portsmouth

After four years of Conservative and UKIP councillors running the council, today the Liberal Democrats took over the running of Portsmouth City Council.

In the vote at the Council today, the five Labour councillors and one independent councillor chose to support a Liberal Democrat led council instead of a Conservative one.
As a Liberal Democrat administration, we will aim to work with councillors of all parties and none to try to make Portsmouth an even better place to live, work and visit by implementing our positive plan for change.

We have 11 main priorities to deliver something different to the Conservatives. They are:

  1. To reduce homelessness in our city.
  2. To increase kerbside recycling - particularly glass and plastics.
  3. A Community Crime Prevention Fund to help local people tackle crime and antisocial behaviour, and more enforcement through more Community Safety Wardens.
  4. To cut car dependency through implementing Portsmouth Cycle Forum's 'A City to Share' and creating a Sustainable Transport Fund.
  5. To make the Council free of single-use plastics by the end of 2019 and to cut their use across the city.
  6. To cut isolation among the young and old by bringing back Off the Record and a Dial-a-Ride service.
  7. To build more council homes, bring in measures to make renting more affordable and prioritise providing homes Portsmouth people can afford.
  8. To bring in parking zones where people have voted for them and be strategic about displacement.
  9. To use money currently spent on commercial property around the country to invest in our city.
  10. To get action on cleaner streets, including more bins and a blitz on litter, dogs mess and fly tipping.
  11. To give all Council employees a Living Wage and work to make Portsmouth a Living Wage city to drive out poverty wage.   

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