Councillors Jim Robbins, Kevin Small and Steve Wakefield – Mannington & Western

Labour Councillors in Mannington & Western are busy campaigning and consulting on a wide range of issues, including: dropped kerbs, green waste, Even Swindon primary school, grounds maintance and derelict buildings in Deburgh Street. Read on for details and please get in touch. Thank you for your support. In May residents of Mannington & Western […]


Labour calls for Mouldon Hill School rethink

Jim Grant, the Labour Group Leader has called on the Conservative administration to rethink their pursuit of building a new school on the Mouldon Hill Country Park and focus on building a new primary school on another more viable site. The Conservative administration agreed on Wednesday 12th December to “seek public opinion” about whether to […]


Blunsdon & Highworth by-election result – November 15

The by-election in Highworth Blunsdon & Highworth was hotly contested, with Phil Beaumont getting 37.6% of the vote – and increase of 6% from the election in May. Well done Phil, and thanks to all voters of who came out on a dank, dull and cold day. Results were: Phil Beaumont (Labour) 1075 votes Andrew […]


Northern Relief Road

Councillors Des Moffatt and Steve Wakefield attended the meeting of Haydon Wick Parish Council on 18th September and explained the attitude of Rodbourne Cheney Councillors to the Northern Relief Road. Des took along an AO plan of the preferred line to connect Thamesdown Drive and the Great Western Way.. He talked about: where will it […]


Redhouse Village Centre – a missed opportunity

Redhouse Village Centre is another example of how the Tory administration of the Council is allowing developers to do what they want. Instead of the promise of a cafe culture, pub and more shops we’re going to get 33 MORE houses. Mark Dempsey the Labour Prospective Parliamentary Candidate says “It’s shocking that this opportunity to […]


Tory failure on strategic and local roads

Again, local Tory Councillors have let down the residents of the Northern Sector. They’ve just voted for a huge relief road infrastructure for the Eastern Development Area, but refused to do the same to relieve the impact of 1,695 more houses at Tadpole Farm on the roads in North Swindon. Labour Councillors have been campaigning […]


Tadpole Lane development

On Tuesday 12th June the Borough Council gave outline permission for this development to go ahead. Local Labour members argued that, in its current form, the proposals were premature and unsustainable and that and decision on the scheme should have been deferred until the local communities had been fully consulted. Our major concerns were and […]


Labour – on your side in St Andrews

Labour Candidates for St Andrews at the election in May 2012 were Amanda Harrison, John Sefton and Paul Wright. Amanda Harrison and Maura Clark are continuing as local Labour Party contacts for the Ward, and are keen to hear your views on how the area can be improved. Amanda Harrison lives on St Andrews Ridge, […]