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Hackney Labour launches manifesto for 2014

Hackney Labour has launched its detailed manifesto for the Mayoral and local elections setting out the vision, values and policy commitments for the next four years to make Hackney a great place to be, for everyone.

At a rally at the City Academy on Homerton Row on 10th April, attended by hundreds of local party members, the two Labour MPs for Hackney, Labour’s candidates in the European election and Shadow Minister for Justice and London, Sadiq Khan MP, Mayor Jules Pipe outlined Labour’s record in Hackney.

Since Jules Pipe was elected in 2002 and Labour gained control of previously hung and failing Hackney Council, Hackney Labour’s record is one of getting thousands of people into jobs; providing some of the best libraries, leisure facilities and parks; achieving some of the greatest school improvements in the country; keeping Hackney’s streets amongst the cleanest in London; and building more affordable housing than almost anywhere else in the UK.

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Jules Pipe set out how Hackney Labour will work to secure the best outcomes for all residents living in the borough – driven by fairness, greater opportunity and social mobility for those that are disadvantaged, so that everyone can benefit from the rising prosperity happening across Hackney.

He said: “I want all those who live and work in Hackney  to know exactly what Labour wants to do for Hackney over the next four years. Our borough manifesto sets out our pledges to make Hackney a great place to succeed, enjoy, grow up, live and to call home.

“Alongside this, we will continue to defend residents against this Tory Government’s cuts – the worst reductions to the public sector in more than 60 years - and support people through the welfare changes.

“But to build a great future for our borough, we must do more – Labour’s vision is for Hackney’s communities to be stronger and more cohesive. Our ambition is that no one is left behind, and that we build capacity in individuals and families to support themselves and take advantage of education, skills training and help to find jobs.

“Tonight, I have set out how Hackney residents can have confidence in us to deliver on our promises.”

The full manifesto for the 2014 Mayoral and local elections can be downloaded here.

Details of the Labour candidates standing in the elections are here.

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