LABOUR candidates standing in May’s local elections joined together for the party’s manifesto launch on Monday.
Council leader Shabir Pandor (Batley West) revealed some of the aims of the party were to ensure children in Kirklees are given the best start in life, that people in Kirklees feel safe, and for the authority to have sustainable growth for communities and businesses.
He said: “This year, in launching our manifesto we also want to send a strong message to central government that enough is enough, austerity isn’t over and we, Kirklees Council, along with all other local authorities in the country are at breaking point.
“We are joining with others in the local government community to support the Local Government Association’s campaign ‘Breaking Point’ to bring pressure on the government to support local government not to work against them.”
Labour’s candidates for the North Kirklees wards are: Coun Habiban Zaman (Batley East), Yusra Hussain (Batley West), Cath Pinder (Birstall and Birkenshaw), Khalid Patel (Cleckheaton), Coun Eric Firth (Dewsbury East), Coun Nosheen Dad (Dewsbury South), Coun Darren O’Donovan (Dewsbury West), Aafaq Butt (Heckmondwike), Jude McKaig (Liversedge and Gomersal), and Keiron Dunn (Mirfield).