Medway Labour Group congratulates GCSE pupils on their achievements today against a difficult and unsettling backdrop of upheaval and confusion in the exam system. Cllr Adam Price, Medway Labour Spokesman for Children and Young People, said: ‘This year’s GCSE candidates faced particular challenges, but have risen to them. ‘From interference in the way exams are […]
Medway Labour congratulates students in Medway on their A-level achievements. Through their educational journey this particular group of candidates has been subject to swingeing budget cuts and interference in the exams system by successive Tory Education Secretaries. It is testament to the resilience of our young people that they continue to excel in spite of […]
People in Medway are facing the biggest fares rise in five years after the release of July’s inflation figures, which are used to set fares for the following year. With the retail prices index running at 3.6%, but wage inflation stuck, it is another real-terms pay cut for workers who commute by rail. Research […]
Sure Start closures call-in: Labour submits grounds for challenge Today Medway Labour group submitted its grounds for calling in Cabinet?s decision to close six Sure Start centres and downgrade nine others to part-time satellite status. Our reasons are substantial and contrast with the empty rhetoric of Cllr Stuart Tranter, one of the Conservative councillors who […]
Medway Labour Group to call in Cabinet decision on Sure Start cuts The Tory Cabinet has today approved a new cuts plan for Sure Start centres which will see six centres shut completely* and nine reduced to operating as ‘wellbeing centres’. Medway Labour Group will call in this decision, since there has been no opportunity […]
This week it emerged that councils across the country are raking in GBP 1.5billion from parking. This figure for 2015-16 takes into account profit from permit schemes,?on-street parking, car parks and fines. The figures compiled by the RAC Foundation rank 353 local authorities in order of how much they make from motorists, with Tory-run Westminster […]
COUNCILLOR Adam Price, Medway Labour Group’s Spokesperson for Children and Young People’s Services, responding to today’s allegations regarding G4S at Medway Secure Training Centre
Medway Labour group leader, Councillor Vince Maple, wishes you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2016.
IN spite of the views and experiences of clinicians and patients Gillingham’s Personality Disorder Unit has now closed.
WITH the news that Medway Council Leader, Councillor Alan Jarrett, has today revealed that Medway will not be taking in any Syrian refugees Medway Labour group is calling on him to take a more proactive role in providing assistance.
MEDWAY Council continues to let down the young people of Medway as Ofsted has ranked our schools the worst in England again.
Labour councillors’ collected for Medway foodbanks at Tesco stores across area