Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale was in Stirling at the weekend to open our campaign office for the forthcoming Stirling Council Elections. Kezia joined candidates and activists at the shopfront in Riverside before heading into the city city to listen to voters and talk about Labour’s achievements in Stirling since taking charge of Stirling Council in 2012.
“the Stirling Labour-led Administration on Stirling Council has much to be proud of over the last five years, including becoming the first Local Authority in Scotland to be accredited as a Living Wage Employer and the first to introduce 600 hours of free pre-school childcare. Add in two new primary schools, two new nursery schools and over 300 new council houses and a new Care Village and we know that Labour has been delivering for the people of Stirling. With hundreds of millions of investment on the way to Stirling with the City Deal, I can’t wait to see what Labour Councillors will deliver over the next five years.”
Jennifer Preston, one of Labour’s two candidates for the Stirling North ward, which includes the city centre, said,
“It was great to see Labour students and elderly residents in animated conversation over the need for a regulated bus service that puts people before profit. We talked about the need to ensure landlords treat tenants fairly and the benefits of a real living wage. We also heard from local businesses about the concern they have over the Kerse Road bridge closure and the impact it could have on the city. May’s election is about standing up for local services and having a vision for Stirling. Labour always have and always will stand up for the people of Stirling.”