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Investment plans are good news for town

Swindon Advertiser: Labour’s Mark Dempsey Labour’s Mark Dempsey

LABOUR candidate Mark Dempsey (Walcot and Park North) has welcomed the announcement from the Labour Party that Swindon could be the recipient of investment should they win at the next election.

The Adonis Review, which the party has adopted, sets out plans to devolve £30 billion worth of funding for investment in infrastructure, skills and economic development.

Towns will be given the power to keep all growth in business rates, meaning that Swindon could reinvest millions of pounds to build a better future for Swindon.

The Swindon North parliamentary candidate said: “This investment will enable us to deliver the new jobs and investment to rebuild our economy. “For example this could help Swindon be at the forefront of the green tech revolution through building a Solar Swindon and supporting Honda’s plans for Hydrogen powered vehicles.

“It will also help to deliver our vision for our town centre and to get regeneration moving. This could help us deliver a new Art Gallery and Museum for the town and the new walkways between the town centre, the Outlet Village and the Oasis.

“It could also help us build a transport system fit for the 21st century including a new Northern Link Road between North Swindon and the town centre, and improvements to Cricklade Road.”

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8:28am Sat 5 Jul 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

"could be" is not the same as "will Be".

As always in political speak (all parties), lots of talk and very little commitment.
"could be" is not the same as "will Be". As always in political speak (all parties), lots of talk and very little commitment. LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: 12

8:32am Sat 5 Jul 14

beach1e says...

Can they make sure that everyone who works for the council is dumped first or it will just be money going to their friends or for stupid projects that benefit no one except for people that work for the council
Can they make sure that everyone who works for the council is dumped first or it will just be money going to their friends or for stupid projects that benefit no one except for people that work for the council beach1e
  • Score: 1

10:04am Sat 5 Jul 14

MrAngry says...

There is no new money. The council will get the business rates which usually go to the government. The government will simply cut funding elsewhere.

Making Swindon a solar town isn't going to generate many jobs here, unless the panels are made in Swindon.
There is no new money. The council will get the business rates which usually go to the government. The government will simply cut funding elsewhere. Making Swindon a solar town isn't going to generate many jobs here, unless the panels are made in Swindon. MrAngry
  • Score: 14

11:02am Sat 5 Jul 14

South Stand says...

Same old Labour party. Spending money before they've got it AND they're not even in power. Cheap and idle talk as ever by Labour politicians.
Same old Labour party. Spending money before they've got it AND they're not even in power. Cheap and idle talk as ever by Labour politicians. South Stand
  • Score: 15

11:02am Sat 5 Jul 14

greenpacer says...

What exactly needs to be done to Cricklade Road now ? Or are you talking about the roundabouts by The Moonrakers ??
What exactly needs to be done to Cricklade Road now ? Or are you talking about the roundabouts by The Moonrakers ?? greenpacer
  • Score: 4

4:18pm Sat 5 Jul 14

trolley dolley says...

It is reported,

"Swindon could be the recipient of investment should they win at the next election."

Forget it folks, it is not going to happen.
It is reported, "Swindon could be the recipient of investment should they win at the next election." Forget it folks, it is not going to happen. trolley dolley
  • Score: 3

6:18am Sun 6 Jul 14

LocalBob80 says...

South Stand wrote:
Same old Labour party. Spending money before they've got it AND they're not even in power. Cheap and idle talk as ever by Labour politicians.
Yes.
Not just Labour politicians either.
You wouldn't believe what a certain Tory has been up to on here
[quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: Same old Labour party. Spending money before they've got it AND they're not even in power. Cheap and idle talk as ever by Labour politicians.[/p][/quote]Yes. Not just Labour politicians either. You wouldn't believe what a certain Tory has been up to on here LocalBob80
  • Score: -1

7:19am Sun 6 Jul 14

GalaxyMan says...

I suspect his idea of improving Cricklade Road will be to pedestrianise while still allowing car's through. Because, well, we know how well that works.
Besides, I wouldn't prepare for Government just yet Mr Dempsey. With that limp fool you have for a leader it just isn't going to happen.
I suspect his idea of improving Cricklade Road will be to pedestrianise while still allowing car's through. Because, well, we know how well that works. Besides, I wouldn't prepare for Government just yet Mr Dempsey. With that limp fool you have for a leader it just isn't going to happen. GalaxyMan
  • Score: 1

5:07pm Sun 6 Jul 14

LordCharles says...

Could be? Should? Sounds a bit Labour wishy washy to me.
Could be? Should? Sounds a bit Labour wishy washy to me. LordCharles
  • Score: 4

5:33pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Bert of Bassett says...

Labour wish-wash or Tory tosh-wash.
All of them are equally useless
Labour wish-wash or Tory tosh-wash. All of them are equally useless Bert of Bassett
  • Score: 5
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