Polls in Sheffield have been opened this morning. The three main parties in Sheffield (Labour, Lib Dems and Green party) are putting every effort to attract their potential voters.
Sheffield people are able to vote for councillors. They will also vote on how Sheffield City Council will be governed in a separated referendum.
Labour claims that they are “the only party able to stick up for all local people and defend city against Coalition cuts.”
Green stands for better houses, strong communities, scraping tuition fees and against privatisation and job cuts.
Meanwhile Lib Dems are going to target people who care more about governmental services, like waste collection service.
Last evening, almost the last minute before the Election Day, Lib Dem sent emails to all the people who have signed up the petition during last two months which aims to save waste collections in Sheffield.
The email says: “If you want to save weekly bin collections and the free garden waste service, please vote for Lib Dems tomorrow!
"It’s still not too late to apply for Government funding to save these services.
"The Conservatives, UKIP, and Green Party cannot win in Sheffield. Only a vote for the Lib Dems can stop this plan.”
Lib Dems’ Manifesto 2012
Lib Dems have revealed their Local Election Manifesto 2012, which pays much attention to remaining governmental services which Sheffield Labour plans to end or scrap.
The Manifesto states:
- Save weekly black bin collections;
- Retain free, city-wide garden waste collections;
- Protect three local dementia care centres;
- Reverse increases in parking permit charges of up to 300;
- Block any return to the discredited policy of "favoured areas".