Mary backs Labour pledge to "clean up Carlisle"
Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, Mary Creagh MP visited Carlisle on Thursday 29th March to help Labour launch its election pledge to clean up Carlisle. Mary joined volunteers and local Labour councillors to make the pledge and take part in a litter-pick in Yewdale.
Figures obtained by Labour from the City Council show that only 2%of recorded instances of dog-fouling resulted in a fixed penalty notice being issued this year with only 2 prosecutions of fly-tippers in the last two years.
Labour has promised to introduce a new “hit-squad” of wardens to tackle the problem; a proposal which was opposed by the Tory-led administration at the Civic Centre.
Mary said “I was delighted to meet with Labour leader Councillor Joe Hendry and the hard working team in Yewdale. Labour is listening to the concerns of people locally about the problems of fly-tipping and litter.”