Oxford Labour is passionate about making our city a fairer, safer, greener, more equal place to live.
In recent years, the Labour City Council has:
- Introduced a special Oxford Living Wage for staff, contractors and suppliers, and increased it regularly.
- Brought in a licensing scheme for shared houses, dramatically raising standards of accommodation and management and seeing complaints fall by half
- Increased support for advice agencies in the city
- Supported arts organisations to reach out to all sections of the community
- Backed Low Carbon Oxford and reduced its own carbon footprint
- Introduced "Oxford Cycle City", to make Oxford an easier, safer place to cycle
- Refused to pass on the cut in Council Tax Benefit to Oxford's poorest citizens
- Refurbished dozens of children's play areas across the city
- Invested in provision for young people, and in the biggest educational attainment programme of any district council
If re-elected, Labour will:
- Build hundreds of new council homes, at Barton and in other sites across Oxford, to tackle the housing crisis
- Preserve its funding for homeless hostels and outreach services, in spite of government cutbacks of over 40%
- Improve parks pavilions across the city
- Continue its successful "cleaner, greener" programme to reduce the blight of dumped rubbish
- Work to improve cycle paths across Oxford, using its own funds and pressing the County Council for action
- Continue to support exciting holiday activities for young people
- Build a new community centre at Rose Hill
In Europe, Labour's top candidate for the South East is Anneliese Dodds, who lives here in Oxford in Rose Hill. By voting Labour in the European Elections on 22nd May you are voting to have an MEP based here in Oxford who will stand up for you. Anneliese says: "My priorities are to protect and extend workers' rights across Europe, including measures against zero-hour contracts, and to work for action to prevent climate change."
Vote Labour in the City Council and European Elections on May 22nd!