Very simple really. This letter asks for commitment to the stewardship of local services. Local Government elections: the clue is in the name. About the services provided to you and me at a local level. Not a referendum on the governance of the country but on how local councillors serve their council tax payers, on how they discharge civic responsibilities. Not about Cameron, Clegg or Attila the Hun. Please vote, and vote with Birmingham in mind.
We’ve written to candidates standing for the local council elections, asking them to make 5 pledges. We will post on this website in the last week of April the responses that we’ve had, to help you to make a decision about how to vote.
This is the letter we’ve sent:
Please support 5 election pledges from Birmingham Against the Cuts in the May 2012 elections
Dear prospective councillor for Birmingham City Council,
We are writing on behalf of Birmingham Against the Cuts (BATC). We are an umbrella anti-cuts campaign group formed by Birmingham Trades Union Council. There are now local anti-cuts groups in all major local areas in Birmingham. BATC is supported by all of the major trade union branches in the city and work closely with Disabled People Against the Cuts and a range of social movements, community groups and organisations.
BATC are not affiliated to any political party…
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