First shots fired in local elections countdown
Saturday 12th April 2014 09:00 Community Posted by Max Wieland
MAKING PROMISES: Cllr Kieran Quinn (standing) speaks at the manifesto launch.

MAKING PROMISES: Cllr Kieran Quinn (standing) speaks at the manifesto launch.

The battle to win votes in the forthcoming local elections has begun with Tameside Labour Party announcing their pre-election manifesto in Stalybridge.

In an announcement made at Stalybridge Labour Club, Tameside Council leader Cllr Kieran Quinn pledged to get tough on the rogues whose actions blight the lives of local residents, while he also pledged his support for local businesses.

Promising to stand up for those who play by the rules, Cllr Quinn vowed to get tough on rogue landlords with the party committing to launch a new register of private landlords, making it harder for rogue proprietors to treat tenants unfairly or fail to keep their properties up to standard.

In response, Conservative leader Cllr John Bell poured scorn on the manifesto, describing it as one that ‘was full of platitudes’.

Following their own manifesto launch at the beginning of March, he labelled the Labour Manifesto a ‘disappointment’.

– You can read the full story in the current edition of the Tameside Reporter (April 10).

WE'RE OFF: Tameside Labour Party councillors and members at their manifesto launch.

WE’RE OFF: Tameside Labour Party councillors and members at their manifesto launch.