Plymouth Labour candidate and Royal Navy veteran Darren Winter has recently been in the news, sticking up for St Budeaux families and ensuring their voices were heard when the Tory incinerator went online.
In the Herald Darren Winter said, “Labour campaigned alongside local families against the Tory incinerator being situated in St Budeaux. It understandably wasn't acceptable for other areas of Plymouth, so it beggars belief why the Conservative-led council deemed it was acceptable here.
“I have spoken to many families who live in Barne Barton, and alongside environmental concerns I have received reports of noise and odour emanating from the site.
“These complaints will be looked into by myself and Labour councillors to ensure that local families are being listened to, and that the site and its owners are held to account, now and in the future.
“For the families of Barne Barton who live in its shadow and the wider area of St Budeaux, this is a permanent reminder of the damage a Conservative council was willing to inflict on it.”
St Budeaux deserves so much better than to be dumped on by Tory schemes that damage our areas and city. It is right that St Budeaux should get its fair share, and I will be a positive force in making this happen.
As a St Budeaux Councillor I will:
- Ensure action is taken to make sure our roads and pavements are maintained.
- Our green spaces are looked after for our families and children to enjoy.
- Fight to get better public transport services that serve St Budeaux families.
- Take positive steps for crime prevention, making our streets and homes safer places.
- Push to get much needed local facilities and health services.
- Continue to hold those running the Tory incinerator to account, and ensure our voice is heard.