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ELECTION 2015: Labour manifesto pledges to make children and adult services 'fit for purpose'

ELECTION 2015: Labour manifesto pledges to make children and adult services 'fit for purpose'

ELECTION 2015: Labour manifesto pledges to make children and adult services 'fit for purpose'

Labour's manifesto pledges to make children's and adult's services in the borough 'fit for purpose'.

Fiona Dent and Charles Smith join Labour supporters at the manifesto launch

The manifesto was launched by Windsor parliamentary candidate, Fiona Dent, and Maidenhead candidate Charles Smith, in Holyport yesterday (Sunday).

It says the Conservative-led council has failed to run children's services in the borough over the last five years, with an internal review rating the department as 'inadequate'. It adds that shortcomings due to understaffing and a reliance on agency employees are damaging the adult services department.

On housing it says: "Many other councils successfully manage council homes to ensure a more widespread provision of affordable homes, an aim that the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead should aspire to."

It also  backs plans to develop apprenticeships in the borough, and promises fairer business rates for small and medium size businesses.

On transport, the manifesto says: "We will support the development of more cost-effective, more environmentally friendly transport systems."

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