Andrew’s Local Record
As Leader of Trafford Council Andrew has a strong record of delivering for local residents. Working with the Labour team Andrew has overseen action in a number of key areas:
- Protecting jobs and services – After years of Tory cuts Labour’s first Budget saw no cuts to front line service and no job losses. This in spite of ongoing national austerity that meant the new administration had to close a budget gap of almost £13.5m!
- Tackling the Housing Crisis – The Labour team has created a fund to support social house building in Trafford: the first scheme has now been submitted for planning permission and would see 30 new social homes built on a brownfield site in Timperley.
- Leading on Climate Change – As the Green City Region Lead for Greater Manchester Andrew is overseeing Greater Manchester’s plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2038. He has recently set out the Region’s Retrofit Strategy for homes and building and established a solar purchasing scheme to offer reduced price solar panels for local residents.
- Social care – Since taking control of the Council in 2018 Andrew’s administration has invested millions more into social care, increasing support for some of our most vulnerable residents and lifting the quality of care in Trafford by 18%.
- Supporting business – Andrew and his team have increased funding for the Council’s Town Centres Loan Scheme and created a Small Business Loan Scheme to support small business to get off the ground in Trafford.
- Speaking out on Brexit – Andrew has publicly supported council motions calling for a second referendum and opposing a No Deal Brexit at all costs, believing this to be in the best interests of our local economy.
- Scaling back Tory green belt plans – In 2016 local Tories proposed 3300 homes on green belt land at Timperley Wedge and 7500 in Carrington. Whilst the Council has a legal requirement to meet housing need Andrew has reduced green belt build proposed in Trafford by 3050 against Tory plans.
- Growing the local economy – In just one year, Andrew and his team have increased the amount of money the Council spends with local suppliers by 32%, supporting jobs and businesses in Trafford. This an increase in monetary terms of a whopping £22m!
- Education – Since becoming Leader of the Council Andrew has protected the Budget for Special Education Needs and Disabilities and earmarked £8m to build a new, upgraded school at Stamford Park. In the same period, the number of good and outstanding schools in Trafford has increased.
For an experienced candidate with a record of delivery, please lend Andrew your support.