Ed Miliband MP pays pre-election visit to Milton Keynes Labour and backs 'ambitious' actions on climate change

Ed Miliband MP visited some of the Labour-led Council’s green council homes last week.

 He was shown around a property on Talland Avenue in Fishermead, which is insulated, uses an air source heat pump, energy-efficient appliances, water butts and has an EV charging point.

Ed Miliband MP backed the Labour work on social media this week. Ed Miliband MP said: “They’re building new council homes, and they’re also insulating existing council homes, and this is so important because it is cutting bills for families at a time when so many people are facing an energy bill crisis.”

MK Labour has pledged to insulate 1,500 council properties by 2024 to increase energy efficiency, while also providing £250,000 in financial support for low-income families who cannot pay their energy bills.

Councillor Pete Marland, Labour Leader of MK Council, added: “MK Labour is committed to ensuring every household has a safe, warm place they can call home. Our eco-conscious council housebuilding programme, coupled with our plans to insulate hundreds of existing homes, will mean families have more money in their pocket.”

He added: “The Conservative cost-of-living crisis has seen families choose between heating, eating and debt. While the Government has increased national insurance and cut Universal Credit, MK Council has stepped in to provide over £16m in direct cost-of-living support, with £250,000 going on energy bills for people who can’t afford to pay them.”

He concluded: “A vote for Labour on 5th May is a vote to support families that have been hit with the biggest tax burden since the 1940s. MK Labour will continue to provide vital support for those that need it the most, all while helping MK become the greenest city in the world.”

You can read all of the party pledges here: Here are the local party manifestos

MKFM has gathered the manifestos from the main local parties, including Labour, Conservative and Lib Dem.

MK CONSERVATIVES 

Key pledges - 

  • Showing MK some TLC
  • Tackling litter and flytipping
  • A safer Milton Keynes
  • Ambitious plan for MK's future
  • Better transport and parking
  • A green and healthy MK
  • Investment in young people

Read full manifesto here - Milton Keynes Conservatives 2022 Manifesto.

MK LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

Key pledges -

  • Create neighbourhoods we can be proud of
  • Build affordable housing for the next generation
  • Invest in our city's resilient economy and balance the council's budget
  • Provide suport for local children, families and communities
  • Create a green Milton Keynes
  • Fight for better health and social care

Read full manifesto here - Milton Keynes Lib Dem 2022 Manifesto.

MK LABOUR PARTY

Key pledges - 

  • More police
  • Help during the cost of living crisis
  • Clean up Milton Keynes
  • Fix our roads and pavements
  • Keep council tax low

Read full manifesto here - Milton Keynes Labour Party 2022 Manifesto.

MK GREEN PARTY 

  • Green Recovery from COVID
  • Support local economy 
  • Climate emergency and environment
  • Housing and planning
  • Transport

Read full manifesto here - Milton Keynes Green Party 2022 Manifesto.