As I walk around Salford I can see the tangible improvements in my city, and I feel proud that it is a Labour government and council that has made it happen. Improvements to schools, to our hospitals and GPs, cleaner and safer parks, more police, Sure Start centres and repairs to people’s homes. The building work on the site of MediaCity is progressing, where soon the BBC will establish a major media operation, bringing new opportunities for local young people.
Of course there are still difficulties. People work hard and some lead tough lives. Many people do not get the opportunities they deserve to get on. But on any objective analysis, the condition of the public spaces and public services in my home town, and cities and towns across Britain, has improved thanks to Labour.
I’m not pretending that Salford is some kind of socialist utopia.
Hazel i think you and the Labour Leadership have allways thought Salford was a socialist utopia, perhaps in 2010 the people of this city will waken up and change it?