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New manifesto calls for 'A Better South Bank for Everyone'

MPs Kate Hoey and Neil Coyle have launched a new document setting out priorities for action in the South Bank area over the next four years.

David Sharpe, Neil Coyle, Nic Durston, Kate Hoey a
David Sharpe, Neil Coyle, Nic Durston, Kate Hoey and John Langley at the South Bank Manifesto launch
New manifesto calls for 'A Better South Bank for Everyone'

The Vauxhall MP and the Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP are co-chairs of the South Bank Partnership which brings together Lambeth and Southwark councils as well as other public services and business organisations.

The partnership's remit covers the area between Lambeth Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge, and down to St George's Circus.

The area has around 15,000 residents, 60,000 employees, 50,000 students and between 25 million and 30 million visitors a year.

It's 11 years since the publication of the first South Bank Manifesto which set out some challenges and opportunities for the area.

The 2018 manifesto was launched on Tuesday morning at the London Marriott Hotel at County Hall, with speakers including Professor Tony Travers of the London School of Economics, Lambeth's Cllr Matt Bennett and Southwark's Cllr Johnson Situ.

The 16-page document sets out priorities covering six areas:

• The environment and public realm
• Employment skills and learning
• Affordability
• Inclusivity
• Managing growth and development
• Security, crime prevention and safety

Revealing the latest version of the manifesto, Kate Hoey MP and Neil Coyle MP said: "We are very pleased to launch the South Bank Manifesto 2018, together with our members and partners.

"As with previous manifestos, our ambitions are rightly high for South Bank, which is one of London's most important places – culturally and economically – and as a real neighbourhood where resident, employers and others work together to address common ambitions.

"Our shared vision of A Better South Bank for Everyone is compelling, and we look forward to working with all our partners to achieve it."

The full document is available at www.southbankpartnership.org

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