Political lessons from Bradford’s ‘second Spring’ | UK news | guardian.co.uk

The recent sale of the listed Victorian swimming pool in the deprived inner-city ward of Manningham for a paltry £67,000 to a private developer has become emblematic of a party that appears to have long forgotten the social justice agenda. At the same time as 93.3% of the residents of Manningham ward – ranked as being among the most deprived in the country with a quarter of its housing stock deemed unfit for human habitation – were being denied access to their only swimming leisure facility, the Labour-led administration had approved a £200,000 investment to refurbish a lido in the affluent Conservative-controlled district of Ilkley, where the Job Seekers Allowance claimant rate is 1% and residents are ranked as being among the richest in the country.

via Political lessons from Bradford’s ‘second Spring’ | UK news | guardian.co.uk.

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About Karl Dallas

Former BBC and IRN presenter, presenter of jazz, classical, movie and talk shows on Bradford Community Broadcasting, editor and presenter of VideoCaroline, "the best TV over the Seven Seas".
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