Candidate for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe
Tracy lives and works in York Outer. She decided to run as one of the local ward Councillors because she has seen and experienced the injustice that our City is facing. The lack of funding from the Conservative Central Government has meant that local councils, and City of York Council in particular, has suffered greatly in grant reductions affecting our local services, whilst Central London and some Home Counties have benefited at the North’s expense.
Tracy is appalled by the way the Lib-Dem/Tory coalition has mismanaged the running of the council during the last four years, each party blaming the other for their failings as the ruling political group in charge. They have ignored the chaos that they have caused during their time, particularly the local housing plan. This mismanagement has led to housing developers trying to build houses on greenfield sites. Within Dringhouses and Woodthorpe developers are trying to gain planning permission to build next to Askham Bog, a site of scientific Interest. Tracy will fight to stop this happening and will work with fellow prospective Labour Ward Councillors to have this overturned. Tracy supports local bus services within the ward and will fight to keep their routes operating. She also supports green issues that protect our climate, for example, recycling, greener transport, traffic free cycle way’s and better waste collection. Tracy will fight for better service provision for the ward to help both the young and the elderly have a better quality of life.
“If you elect me as one of your Labour Ward Councilors I will work with my colleagues to ensure that we can make a range of differences that will benefit the local area. For example, infilling of potholes, better street cleaning and street lighting. I will ensure that funding is made available that benefits the ward. I, together with my Labour colleagues, will hold regular surgeries. I will listen to your complaints and work tirelessly on your behalf to solve them.
“I will work with colleagues to make our City a safe place to live and work and will encourage and support new business start ups. Campaign for a reduction in business rates so that established businesses can survive and prosper, creating job stability and long term employment. I will attend business forums to encourage new and established businesses to invest in our City. Working with you, and together as a community, we will ensure our great City prospers. Lastly, I will canvas for affordable housing to be built and fight for our workforce to have a decent wage.”