Our Candidates for 2016
Meet our fantastic candidates for the Trafford 2016 Local Council elections. Click here to see a full list of candidates or by ward:
Altrincham Ward, Ashton Upon Mersey Ward, Bowdon Ward, Broadheath Ward, Brooklands Ward, Bucklow St Martins Ward, Clifford Ward, Davyhulme East Ward, Davyhulme West Ward, Flixton Ward, Gorse Hill Ward, Hale Barns Ward, Hale Central Ward, Longford Ward, Priory Ward, Sale Moor Ward, St Mary's Ward, Stretford Ward,Timperley Ward, Urmston Ward, Village Ward
Trafford Labour - Standing Up, not Standing By
What's happening here?
We deeply value the contribution that junior doctors make to our NHS every day.
We understand that they already work 7 days a week, 24 hours a day helping to deliver the world-class service that our NHS provides.
We know that the removal of safeguards on hours worked and shift types endangers both junior doctors themselves and their patients.
We recognise that junior doctors are not, and have at no point, asked for a pay rise but that they cannot accept a significant pay cut. We also recognise that they already provide an extensive out-of-hours service and that changes to their contracts should not be at the cost of their well-being and their private and family life.
We stand behind junior doctors and we sincerely hope that ACAS talks can be re-established and that the government refrains from the bullying and point-scoring tactics that have previously been employed. We advocate treating junior doctors and all our valued NHS staff with the same respect and compassion with which they treat our loved ones.
Andrew Western, leader of the Labour group on Trafford Council
Trafford Labour Group has hit out at Tory plans to cut millions of pounds from services for vulnerable children and adults following the release of the authority's budget proposals for 2016/17. A funding gap of £21 million has been identified, with £12 million of cuts to services required and £9 million to be found through 'income generation' including increased car parking charges and use of £1 million of the Council's reserves. Services set to go include the Pathways Centre supporting people with learning disabilities, the Rapid Response service providing emergency care in the home, and Ascot House reablement centre in Sale. £4 million will be cut from care packages for children and vulnerable adults, whilst a number of the borough's supported living establishments are earmarked for closure. A further £500,000 will be saved by imposing 3 days unpaid leave on all staff, whilst the public health budget will be reduced by £800,000 with the impact on services uncertain at this stage. The Council will also cut the amount paid to private contractor Amey – who have only been running services since July - for delivery of environmental services by £400,000, potentially impacting jobs and services provided by the firm. Plans to reduce grass cutting across Trafford and review the winter green bin collection service are currently under consideration.
Labour Group Shadow Executive 2015/16
Labour Group Leader Cllr Andrew Western has confirmed the composition of his Shadow Executive for the next 12 months:
Cllr Andrew Western - Leader of the Labour Group
Cllr Catherine Hynes - Deputy Leader and Shadow Executive Member for Communities & Partnerships
Cllr Steve Adshead - Shadow Executive Member for Environment & Operations
Cllr Jane Baugh - Shadow Executive Member for Children's Services
Cllr Mike Cordingley - Shadow Executive Member for Economic Growth & Planning
Cllr Anne Duffield - Shadow Executive Member for Transformation & Resources
Cllr Joanne Harding - Shadow Executive Member for Adult Social Services & Community Wellbeing
Cllr Tom Ross - Shadow Executive Member for Finance
Cllr Barry Brotherton - Shadow Lead Member for Sports, Culture and Leisure
Cllr Judith Lloyd - Shadow Lead Member for Integration of Health and Social Care
Cllr Kevin Procter - Shadow Lead Member for Safeguarding