Conservatives launch their manifesto ‘A contract with Greenwich’

Conservatives today launched their manifesto “A Contract with Greenwich”. Drawing on a similar visionary agenda from US politics, it lays down a clear programme for a Conservative-run council. The manifesto has clear and detailed commitments on all aspects of running a successful borough.

File 554At the same time, in contrast to the Conservative manifesto which presents over 30 pages of detailed policy commitments, Labour and the Liberal-Democrats’ manifestoes, put together, are no more than three sides of A4 generalisations.

Leader of Greenwich Conservatives Cllr Spencer Drury said “We took a decision to lay down a very clear set of policy proposals to ensure people knew what they would be getting from a Conservative Council. We wanted to show exactly how we intended to change the borough for the better if we took power, including proposals on more schools, reinventing the street cleaning service and adding more police in our town centres.

“I have been pleasantly surprised with the number of people on the doorsteps and via emails who are interested in our manifesto and am pleased to be able to give them concrete proposals. This manifesto lets voters see exactly how we can make things better, so that they can hold us to account in four years time on our promises.

“In contrast, Labour and the Lib-Dems do not appear to be taking this process seriously. Each manifesto runs to less than 2 sides of A4 and simply does not explain to voters what they need to know to choose where to cast their vote. I don’t think any Greenwich resident could vote for Labour or the Liberal Democrats based on their local manifestoes as they are full of platitudes without any firm commitments at all.

“Conservatives take seriously our contract with the voters of Greenwich. I hope residents are able to take the time to read this document and see that you don’t have to accept what is happening at the moment, and that things can change for the better.”

Contract with Greenwich - Conservatives Local Council Manifesto 2010