Stevenage's Labour Party has launched its 2024 manifesto ahead of the Local Elections in May.

Last Sunday (March 24), more than 65 candidates, volunteers and members of the public gathered at St Nicholas Community Centre.

The party will be standing 39 candidates in this year's Local Elections, taking place on Thursday, May 2.

The Comet: The leader of Stevenage Borough Council, Cllr Richard Henry.The leader of Stevenage Borough Council, Cllr Richard Henry. (Image: Stevenage Labour Party)

The manifesto outlines Labour's plans to deliver a "safer, stronger Stevenage".

Stevenage Borough Council leader Richard Henry said: “I am proud to be the leader of this fantastic Labour Group and Council.


"The manifesto we are launching has five key pledges for us to focus on, pledges residents asked us to prioritise:

  • Create well paid jobs in our town
  • Deliver a new leisure centre in Stevenage
  • Build more housing for local families
  • Make neighbourhoods safer and cleaner
  • Protect and preserve our environment

"We are the only party in Stevenage to publish a fully costed plan of policies for the future of the town."

The Comet: Labour's Parliamentary candidate for Stevenage, Kevin Bonavia.Labour's Parliamentary candidate for Stevenage, Kevin Bonavia. (Image: Stevenage Labour Party)

Labour's parliamentary candidate for Stevenage Kevin Bonavia added: "It’s great to see the big ambitions of Stevenage Labour in this manifesto, especially creating more local jobs and building more homes for local families."

Stevenage Labour Party's full manifesto can be viewed at: