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Progressive Alliance Announces Ambitious Recovery Plan for Milton Keynes

by Richard Greenwood on 8 June, 2021

Milton Keynes Council has today announced its progressive Council Plan, which sets out how the Council will work to achieve a bold and fair recovery for Milton Keynes from the pandemic.

The Progressive Alliance is delivering the priorities of the people of Milton Keynes. Working cross-party, they will use the Plan to deliver progress for Milton Keynes in 5 key priorities:

  1. Deliver a COVID-19 economic recovery plan to support our businesses, high streets and residents to ensure a recovery that is prosperous and fair for all.
  2. Deliver high quality essential services and keep our city running well for all residents.
  3. Build better communities and deliver a healthier, safer Milton Keynes with affordable housing for all.
  4. Tackle child poverty and support children and young people by keeping children safe from harm and neglect, and improve the lives of children and young people in MK.
  5. Take action on climate change by reducing carbon, increasing biodiversity and supporting innovations in sustainable transport to make MK the greenest city in the world.

The Progressive Alliance between the Labour and Liberal Democrat Groups on the Council have a majority of seats that represent the broad electorate. They run a majority administration with a Labour Leader and Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader.

Councillor Pete Marland, Labour Leader of the Council, said: “This is a Council Plan that puts people before politics. We need a prosperous, green and fair recovery from the pandemic, and this Plan can help deliver that.

Liberal Democrat Councillor and Deputy Leader of the Council, Robin Bradburn, said: “Our city is facing the aftermath of a pandemic, the deepest recession for 300 years and the impact of Brexit. We need a plan to help us through, and this is that plan. It shows that the Liberal Democrats and Labour are putting party politics aside to really deliver for the residents of Milton Keynes.

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