Southampton sticks with Labour
Yesterday’s local elections produced no overall change for Southampton, leaving Labour still in majority control of the Council with 25 out of 48 seats.
Southampton Labour Party thank the people of this great city for entrusting the important task of running the Council in these elections.
We congratulate all our successful candidates, and also thank the dedicated Councillors and candidates who did not get elected as well as those who retired this year.
A special thankyou to former Councillor Simon Letts, who ably led the Council for the last five years through many challenges. His leadership has significantly benefited the city’s economic performance and his work to repair damaged industrial relations has been a critical building block in ensuring the council has a sustainable future.
We were elected to deliver an exciting and broad-ranging manifesto.
Investing in our infrastructure, particularly roads and pavements, improving air quality, investing in more housing including new Council housing, a focus on growing the economy, increasing apprenticeship opportunities, improving the quality of social care are just some of the priorities of this Administration.
Despite large Tory cuts to our budgets we have consistently sought to protect frontline services and try different approaches so we still have the services that people rely upon. We are one of the few Councils that have retained all their Sure Start Services, we have restructured the library service to keep all the libraries open by working with other community groups, we have sought new partnerships to offset the tough financial climate.
The Southampton Labour team looks forward to implementing this manifesto and delivering further improvements for the people of Southampton.