Stretford and Urmston covers the northern Metropolitan Borough of Trafford wards of Bucklow-St. Martins, Clifford, Davyhulme East, Davyhulme West, Flixton, Gorse Hill, Longford, Stretford, and Urmston.
We are keen to ensure that the Stretford and Urmston constituency is the best it can be and our priorities are:
Fix our roads and pavements
Trafford Labour promised to fix our roads and pavements, but they are worse than ever. Better roads and pavements will encourage more residents to walk and cycle. We will work to fix this.
Improve community safety
Additional police officers have been recruited in Greater Manchester but we are not seeing them in Stretford and Urmston. Trafford Conservatives will campaign for more CCTV, better lighting and more crime prevention measures.
Improve our bins and recycling
Trafford's overall performance for recycling has dropped over the past five years, from 16th in the England recycling league table in 2017-2018 under the Conservatives to 53rd in 2020-2021 under Labour (letsrecycle.com) . The number of times bin collections have been missed in Stretford and Urmston is unacceptable.
Green Belt at Carrington
Trafford Labour forced through plans to build on the Green Belt at Carrington. ‘New Carrington’ is identified for 4,300 new homes and 380,000sqm industrial and warehousing space which will see 169ha of Green Belt release. At Council, Conservatives voted against the plan which Labour supported.
Reduce traffic speed in Stretford and Urmston
Conservatives are determined to bring in measures that will reduce both speeding and inconsiderate behaviour from drivers to achieve a safer environment for all residents whether pedestrians, cyclists or disabled road users.
Protect Community Assets
Conservatives want to save local community assets such as Flixton House from being sold off to developers. Labour made a decision earlier in the year at Council that could allow an asset such as Flixton House, or indeed any building to be placed into a sales programme.