Manifesto

CONSERVATIVE MANIFESTO FOR CANTERBURY CITY COUNCIL

Elections for Canterbury City Council take place in May 2019. Local Conservatives are working hard to make life better for residents in Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and the villages. A vote for the Conservatives in 2019 is a vote for a new hospital, a strong local economy, a protected local environment, and responsible management of our local finances.

 

WE WILL CAMPAIGN FOR A NEW HOSPITAL IN CANTERBURY

Local Conservatives played a vital role in defending the Kent & Canterbury Hospital in 2005 when the last Labour government wanted to close it down. We also worked with a wide range of community groups to help secure the new medical school in Kent. Now we want to build on those successes – and build a new hospital! We are calling for a new hospital, complete with an A&E and maternity services, to be built in the district.

 

WE WILL BOOST OUR LOCAL ECONOMY 

Conservatives will boost our local economy by having a special focus on housing issues, supporting local businesses, and working with employers like our world-class universities to make sure new jobs are created in our district. We will improve accessibility to local shops and businesses, lobby central government for more investment in local infrastructure, and develop our area’s reputation for excellence in essential sectors of the economy, like health and agriculture.

 

WE WILL IMPROVE OUR LOCAL ENVIRONMENT

Local Conservatives have a strong record on protecting our beautiful coastline and precious environment, with Conservative Councillors helping to address single use plastics, promoting green open spaces, and cleaning our streets and verges. We want to go further, by improving bin collections, tackling littering and fly-tipping, and protecting our local wildlife.

 

WE WILL CONTINUE TO BALANCE THE BOOKS

Voters can trust Conservatives to deliver sound local finances based on our record of balancing Canterbury City Council’s books. We have invested for the future, too, so that we can keep tax as low as possible and put money into key public services, not politics.