Paul Swansborough has been appointed as the Reform UK candidate for the
forthcoming Stretford & Urmston Parliamentary By-election on the 15th
Paul lives in Urmston with his wife and two children who both go to school in
Flixton. Working as a broadcast lighting engineer he has worked on major
projects across the globe including the construction of Pinewood Studios,
Malaysia and MediaCityUK in Salford Quays.
Actively involved in politics at a local and national level since 2004, serving as
an elected member of Redditch Borough Council between 2014 and 2018.
Since joining Reform UK his main focus has been to hold Trafford Council to
account over it’s failure to fully reinstate it’s operations post-COVID.
From council tax to environmental health, the authority simply isn’t delivering the
high quality services that residents expect. His next objective is to tackle
Westminster over key issues such as the NHS, education, energy supply,
border controls and unleashing the Northern Powerhouse.
CANCEL THE CAZ!
We are calling for the Clean Air Zone to be shelved. On the doorstep people
are furious with Labours failure to introduce a CAZ in greater Manchester.
The total cost so far, including all the additional signage, is almost £10m to
the tax payer.
This is an absolute disgrace. I therefore urge residents to use their vote on the 15th December to make their voice heard.
Reform UK does care about the environment, but introducing a flawed CAZ
that hit local businesses hard isn’t the solution. Simple measures, like
removing the coned off cycle lanes in Stretford. These are completely
unnecessary and causing increased congestion on the A56/Chester road, one of the biggest causes of air pollution!
KEEP THE STREET LIGHTS ON
LABOUR controlled Trafford council is currently planning to switch our street
lights off in a desperate bid to save £450,000.00.
The proposal contrasts with a statement made in the March 2021
Trafford Council meeting by the Council Leader and LABOUR candidate,
Andrew Western. The minutes from the meeting report “…that there would be
no cut to street lighting that year or in the future.”
The real solution is to increase investment into energy efficient LED
technology to save money in the long-term. We would also encourage county
and city council’s to buy British to support the UK economy and jobs.
INVEST IN EDUCATION
Ensure every school in gets their fair share of the £19.77m budget for
REFORM PUBLIC FINANCES
Council Tax has increased 20% under LABOUR since 2018, making a band D
property bill £1,784.26.
LABOUR has driven Trafford Councils debt to
record levels by increasing it’s high risk investment scheme to almost £500m.
Demand an independent review of the lucrative £12m AMEY contract signed
off by the Trafford TORIES.
SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES
Introduce free car parking in our town centres to encourage people to use our
Abolish Business Rates for small and medium sized firms, offset with an
online delivery tax of 3%, to create a fairer playing field.
ENERGY ACTION PLAN
UK energy producers obliged to sell to UK suppliers at 2021 average price or
Scrap VAT and green levies on domestic bills saving approx £260 a year per
Lower fuel duty by 20p per litre saving approx £240 per driver.
IMPROVE THE NHS
Zero waiting lists within 24 months achieved by enhancing patient choice of
where to be treated.
Increase nurses take home pay by over 6% delivered by our economic plan.