Entries by Richard Thomas

Labour charging for day care services is an acknowledgement that austerity is starting to cut deep

Due to the ongoing UK Tory Government austerity cuts your Labour Council like councils across the UK is being forced to consider introducing charges for day services and other services that are currently free to stop them being closed or picked off by private operators. The Labour-led Council has prided itself that to date those […]

Council’s champion for women celebrates recognition of suffrage campaigners

Swansea Labour councillor Louise Gibbard, the council’s champion for women, is delighted that two Swansea Bay women have been recognised nationally as pioneers for women’s suffrage. The two – Emily Phipps and Winifred Coombe Tennant – were recognised on the centenary of Royal Assent for an Act of Parliament which began the process of granting […]

Attracting Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to BBC’s Biggest Weekend is a major coup, say Swansea Labour

Swansea Labour has welcomed the announcement that world singing sensations Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran will play in the city as part of the BBC’s Biggest Weekend. The BBC-backed extravaganza will take place in Singleton Park on the Bank Holiday weekend (25-29 May) over four sites in four nations across four days, including Coventry, Perth […]

Swansea Labour give backing to scheme helping council tenants reduce heating bills

Swansea Labour have welcomed a scheme across the city to help around 250 council home tenants save money on heating bills. It reiterates the Labour Party’s commitment to providing efficient council homes in Swansea. The project, including roof renewals and associated works, the introduction of insulated rendering systems and the removal of cavity wall insulations, […]

Swansea Labour fully behind South Wales Metro rail project

Labour are stepping up their campaign to increase rail investment which would transform the network and decrease journey times from Swansea to London by 30 minutes. The £1bn South Wales Metro plan would see the main line rerouted and electrified between Swansea and Port Talbot therefore transforming the rail infrastructure and boost the city’s connectivity. […]

Labour councillor helps raise funds for two good causes from football tournament

Swansea Labour councillor and Gorseinon mayor Andrew Stevens has been involved in raising money for two good causes after taking part in a seasonal five-a-side football tournament. The Christmas football tournament at Gower College was the third of its kind with members of the local community coming together to raise money. This money was raised […]

Swansea Labour delighted after university wins Santander bike share bid

Swansea Labour party have congratulated Swansea University after they won the Santander bike share hire bid beating off competition from 23 other universities. That list was whittled down to five in the final – Swansea, Birmingham, Brunel University London, Surrey and Portsmouth. After a tense and hard fought race to the finishing line Swansea University […]