There are many, many reasons to vote UKIP at both a national and local level.
Nationally, UKIP is the only party that pledges to extract this country from the undemocratic, fraud-ridden, hugely expensive European Union. UKIP is the only party advocating a simple flat tax to replace the current three-tier income tax and national insurance and an increased tax allowance to take low paid people out of the tax system altogether. UKIP is the only mainstream party proposing to give England a Parliament of its own, like the Scottish Parliament, ending over a decade of institutional discrimination against the English. UKIP is the only party advocating a 5 year ban on economic immigration (this doesn’t affect asylum, which is something completely different) so that people already living here can take advantage of the available jobs and housing rather than 9 in 10 jobs going to newly-arrived economic migrants.
Locally, UKIP is the only party questioning the value of Telford & Wrekin’s outsourcing deal with Telford & Wrekin Services (TWS) who are paid to do the same jobs over and over again because nobody keeps tabs on how many times they have to do the same work. We would commission a feasibility study into providing more, if not all, services in-house again and if the outcome of the feasibility study finds that outsourcing provides the best value for money for the taxpayer, then we would put the contracts out to tender with performance-related pay to ensure that taxpayer’s money isn’t wasted.
UKIP councillors would seek to bring Telford & Wrekin’s taxi licensing fees into line with neighbouring authorities to stop operators licensing their taxis with other local authorities to avoid the high cost of doing it in Telford & Wrekin.
We would fight for the return of weekly bin collections and free bulk waste collections. It costs more to administer the paid-for bulk waste collection service and to clean up the ever increasing amount of fly tipping than the council earns from charging for bulk waste collections – we think taxpayers would rather subsidise a free bulk waste collection and have a tidy borough than the worst of both worlds. We would also look to have recycling collections for commercial premises included in any new waste collection contract.
We would also work to address the lack of provision for the care of young adults who require respite and/or residential care.
For more details on what UKIP councillors in Telford & Wrekin would do for you, take a look at our local manifesto.