Councillor Richard McCready

Dundee City Council Budget

23 February 2018


The blame for austerity lies in Westminster.

Austerity is a choice made by the Conservative Government.

It is passed on to Holyrood where the Scottish Government refuses to use the powers of the Scottish Parliament to their full extent and passes on disproportionate cuts to local government.

Dundee City Council is then left with a really poor set of circumstances which annoy councillors but which have a real impact on the people of Dundee.



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Call for Council Action over RBS closures

Dundee Labourís City Development spokesperson, Councillor Richard McCready and Councillor for the Maryfield Ward Councillor Georgia Cruickshank have joined forces to raise concerns about the future of Royal Bank of Scotland branches in Dundee.

They are calling on Dundee City Council to use its position as a customer of RBS to put pressure on the bank to retain services in Dundee.

Richard said, "I am calling on the council to make its voice heard and tell RBS that as a major customer in the city we are not happy at their plans to close the Stobswell branch.í


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Fair Funding for Essential Services

"We should remember that when the council makes cuts it has a real impact on the lives of real people.

" The Labour Group will work with others to deliver the best deal for Dundee but we need the other parties to be bold and ambitious for Dundee.

" We need the other parties to be prepared to stand-up to their political masters in Holyrood or Westminster and put the interests of Dundee first."


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Life Chances for Young people - Wake Up Call for Dundee
"We should remember that when the council makes cuts it has a real impact on the lives of real people. "

The young people of Dundee deserve the best chance in life the council should work together to make sure that we are investing in education, especially in early years, to make a real difference to the life chances of every young person in Dundee.

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Campaign to be a Living Wage City
Along with council colleagues, including Councillor Charlie Malone and others I attended a Living Wage Roadshow in the City Chambers on Wednesday evening.

I was the first person to promote the Living Wage on Dundee City Council, and while I welcome what the council is doing to promote the Living Wage he is clear that there is much much more that could be done.

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Ryehill Police Station  I am calling for Police Scotland to make clear what their proposals are and also to provide clarity about the consultation process. >>>

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I was delighted to be able to attend an event which marked Frederick Douglass's visit to Dundee in 1846. Frederick Douglass was an African-American on the run slave who campaigned for the abolition of slavery. >>>