Hilary benn, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, visited Wichelstowe in Swindon with me and Councillor Des Moffatt earlier today to launch Labour’s five point plan for recovery and jobs. We met representatives from one of the developers, Taylor Wimpey, and local baptist minister, Alison boulton. Alison was the first to move on to the estate and has dedicated herself to creating a thriving community at Wichelstowe. Taylor Wimpey have also contributed to the community spirit on the estate, and are justly proud of the standard of the housing they are building.
What Labour’s Five Point Plan means for Swindon and the South West:
If Swindon is to thrive again, we need decisive action to get the regional economy growing. Our Five Point Plan will do this, unlike George Osborne’s economic decisions which have led to virtually no growth since the summer of 2010.