Thank You Sutton voters!

Labour is back on Sutton Council!

Meet your new Sutton Labour Councillors

Sutton Labour Councillors: Dave Tchil, Sheila Berry, Sheldon Vestey
Sutton Labour Councillors: Dave Tchil, Sheila Berry, Sheldon Vestey
The moment at the election count when Labour officially got back on the Council
The moment at the election count when Labour officially got back on the Council
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Labour's Councillors and other candidates celebrating our results
The new electoral Map of Sutton Council with two wards in Red
The new electoral Map of Sutton Council with two wards in Red

On Thursday 5th May 2022 Labour  stood a full slate of 55 candidates across all the 20 electoral wards in the London Borough of Sutton.

Labour won 3 seats on the Council for the first time in 16 years. Our new Councillors will now stand up for those struggling with the cost of living under this Tory Government or who feel let down by the Lib Dems on Sutton Council.

The 27 Sutton and Cheam Labour candidates are listed with their biographies here.

The 28 Carshalton and Wallington Labour candidates in the other half of the borough are listed with their biographies here.

Our Key pledges for the Local Elections are below and our Manifesto and other policies are here.

Labour out campaigning in Sutton High Street
Labour out campaigning in Sutton High Street
Labour out campaigning in Sutton
Labour out campaigning in Sutton
Labour out campaigning in Sutton with London Assembly Member Marina Ahmad
Labour out campaigning in Sutton with London Assembly Member Marina Ahmad
Labour is on your side
Labour is on your side

Type in your postcode here to find out much the Tories have cost you.

Type in your your postcode here to find out how much lower wages will be in your area under the Conservatives.

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Labour's Energy Plan
Conservatives vote against a VAT cut on Energy Bills
Conservatives vote against a VAT cut on Energy Bills

Sutton Labour: On your side

Thank you for Electing Labour Councillors this time. Electing even more Labour Councillors would make a real difference to our community:

  • Labour Councillors would be out and about listening to residents and working on their behalf to get their problems dealt with. If you elect us we can take action for you.
  • Missed bin collections? We’ll chase Veolia about it.
  • Fly tipping? We’ll report it and check that it gets cleared.
  • Dangerously parked vehicles? We’ll make sure they’re dealt with
  • Long waiting time for housing repairs? We’ll ask Sutton Housing Partnership or other social and private landlords why
  • Parking problems? We’ll ask residents what works in their road, and listen to the answers

 

Our Key pledges for the Local Elections are below and our Manifesto and other policies are here:

Sutton Labour: On your side

Our 10-point contract with the residents of Sutton

  1. We will tackle the cost of living not see you go further into debt. Labour is on your side and has proposed a national energy plan for a £600 payment to you from a windfall tax on energy companies. Locally we will provide secure, quality job opportunities and attract new business into our borough and promote wider business commitment to the London Living Wage. Poverty and the need for more food banks should never be allowed to increase in Sutton.
  1. We will support increased locally based Policing to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. We will establish twice yearly open meetings across the borough where you can all directly question Police in your local area. We will invest in CCTV, better lighting and community safety hubs and work with the community to improve women’s safety locally after recent public scandals. We will commit to make sure Sutton is “No place for hate”.
  1. We will provide secure affordable homes for our younger people who are priced out of the borough and build more genuinely affordable, council housing in our borough. This should be safe and learn the lessons of Grenfell Tower. We want low or zero carbon houses and small-scale flats not intense development of tower blocks. We will increase registration and regulation of private landlords to support the many people who are now forced to privately rent instead of be able to buy and introduce a Sutton Private Tenant’s Charter.
  1. We will commit to: Cleaner Streets. Cleaner Air. Too many bins are not emptied and there is too much fly-tipping. The 12-visit rationing of recycling centre visits must end. We will aim to see if “community spring cleans” with community skips could be reintroduced like it existed in the past. We will immediately table a “notice of improvement” of contractor Veolia and then seek to bring the waste contract back in house locally so your complaints are dealt with immediately and not be managed from a distance. We will propose to residents’ ways in which we could withdraw from the Beddington Incinerator contract as well as expensive heating contracts that cost residents money.
  1. We will consult residents over parking and traffic schemes. We will never introduce any road or parking scheme without a full consultation and strong local consent and will ensure changes are driven by resident demands not Town Hall bureaucrats. We support a fairer system for existing parking permit fees with no hidden costs.
  1. We will protect our local environment. We will fight for our Parks and Open Spaces as we did by opposing building on both Rosehill Park and Sheen Way playing fields, not just one or the other as other Parties cynically did. We will ensure the council plays a key role as part of the Declaration of a Climate Emergency and seeks funds to remediate the threat of flooding in lower lying areas of the borough.
  1. We will protect our health and social care services and learn the lessons of the COVID pandemic. We will prepare for future pandemics with stores of PPE and a full resilience plan. We will never let our old people die in large numbers in care homes at a time when Tory Government ministers were breaking the rules. We will fight to keep all acute services at our St Helier Hospital and oppose a highly risky relocation of an A&E needed for a future pandemic right next to a cancer hospital full of clinically shielding cancer patients.
  1. We will provide Education and Inclusion for all. We will promote the undoubted excellence of our locally rooted primary and secondary schools that already provide places for more than 90% of Sutton pupils and will support them to increase that. We support the demands of Sutton Parents campaigning for more SEND support and improved transport. Inclusion is fundamental to our campaigning on areas from blue badge access, to fighting in support of families with children that have special educational needs and ensuring council services are not solely digital by default. We support the dignity of old age and commit to an Age-Friendly Sutton as well as commit to review and improve mental health services and address loneliness exacerbated by the COVID pandemic.
  1. We will stop the decline in local arts, sports & culture and revitalise our High Streets with more “meanwhile use” and pop-up shops. We will examine the possibility of the relocation of more accessible Council services to them as a core hub to sustain our High Streets post-pandemic for the long-term and ensure this only happens if it benefits local residents. We will also work with the Mayor of London to review public transport links to improve accessibility. We will seek to increase free access to sports facilities for the less well off from a key public health perspective.
  1. We will listen. We will consult. Too many people cannot get hold of their current Councillors. Labour is standing strong local hard-working candidates to be Councillors. We will bring in a new listening and consultation strategy led by local residents and encourage local “resident juries” and a “People’s Question Time” to hold services to account. We will develop stronger more accountable local committees, with the opportunity for them to become proper local community councils, but only if residents petition and vote for them to be. We will press for revision to existing contracts so that the Council treat employees fairly as part of a longer-term plan to in-source more services so the Council directly provides them. We will also hold our local MPs to account as they may talk about the small stuff but never tell you about all the bad things they vote for in Parliament.

Missed your vote in May? A General Election could be sooner than you think:

  • Register to vote. You can do so online here. You just need your National Insurance Number to hand.

  • Make a postal vote application. Download the form here and get it back to the Sutton Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA. You can also scan and email your application to electoralservices@sutton.gov.uk However please do not send them a photo of it as the image quality is too low and it cannot be processed.

 

For information on community action and solidarity activity on COVID-19 click here.

Our Party Banner at the Tolpuddle Rally
Our Party Banner at the Tolpuddle Rally

Sutton and Cheam Labour

Welcome to Sutton and Cheam Labour Party’s website. We are an active local Party rooted in the local community:

  • Labour stands for the many not the few

  • Labour is active and campaigning locally

  • Labour is the voice of protecting public services in Sutton: St Helier Hospital land under threat, bringing contracts in-house, building Council housing

  • The Lib Dems and Tories run Sutton either through Council mismanagement or Government inaction. They are in it together: the impact of austerity from the previous Con/Lib coalition runs deep in this borough

  • The Lib Dems are ruining Sutton locally: record complaints over waste collection, poor consultation over parking, the Incinerator, building on Rosehill Park

Our ongoing aim is to build stronger networks in the community to campaign for social change

Campaigning for Local Health Services
Campaigning for Local Health Services

Sutton and Cheam Labour

Local campaigns

St Helier Hospital acute services

We are the only major party to oppose the  decision to move vital services from St Helier Hospital to  and Epsom Hospitals to Belmont. This will mean longer travel times for people in St Helier and surrounding areas, putting patients at risk, heavier traffic in the Belmont area, and more demand on the already overstretched St Georges and Croydon Hospitals.

It’s still not clear how this plan will go ahead as the Government have slashed the budget for new hospitals, while the costs have gone up.

Sutton’s Lib Dem Council refused to ask for the plan to be reviewed, and their Scrutiny Committee Chair didn’t even allow it to be discussed!

Find out more in our Sutton Insight Healthcare section

Better services for children with special educational needs and disabilities

We know that Councils are short of money due to Government cuts, but other Local Authorities manage to provide a better service than Sutton. Following their failed Ofsted inspection in 2019, Sutton Counci-owned company Cognus have managed to get through their latest Ofsted without apparently improving services to young people and their carers – in fact the relationship between Sutton Council / Cognus and parent carers seems to have broken down.

We want to see Councillors make sure that Cognus consult with parent carers and young people to make sure that scarce resources are used in the best way possible

Proper consultation of residents about traffic schemes

The Lib Dem Council’s Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes were poorly considered and implemented. A lot of people are not happy with the way parking zones and permits have been put in. We support  the need to reduce traffic and improve air quality, but changes shouldn’t be imposed from above. We have been listening to residents about what they want and will demand further consultations from the Council. Read more

Holding our local Conservative MP to account

Our local MP Paul Scully has made some disappointing decisions in deciding whether or how to vote in Parliament. He failed to oppose fire and rehire of workers, failed to oppose cuts to holiday time school meals, voted against an amendment to protect our high food safety standards against foreign imports, voted against implementing WHO recommended air quality targets, and, most noticeably, failed to oppose the cuts to our local hospital.

Are your local Councillors doing their job?

Councillors should be monitoring Council services and making sure they are delivered properly. They should answer questions from residents, not block them. They should be open and honest about their plans for your area and not try to mislead you.

Sutton needs more Labour councillors – come and join us and help make it happen

Campaigning for Local Health Services
Campaigning for Local Health Services

Keep up with what is going on locally by reading local news site Sutton Insight

Sutton Insight
Sutton Insight

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