The past 12 months have been difficult for us all with many having lost loved ones – friends, family and neighbours. Walsall will always remember those that we have lost and Walsall Labour will build a lasting memorial to honour them.
Our NHS staff – from doctors to nurses to cleaners and porters – have gone above and beyond, putting themselves in harm’s way, to care for us and our loved ones. They deserve our respect and certainly, like all public sector workers, deserve a lot more than the cruel conservative 1% increase in pay.
Our communities have come together to help and support each other through this awful time. We have seen many examples of positive community spirit in our borough. It makes me proud to have been born and bred in Walsall.
We have also seen many inequalities highlighted over this time and how the running down of services from a decade of austerity has created more suffering. We will work to change this and build a Council that works for you.
Cllr Aftab Nawaz
Leader of Walsall Labour Group