North Ayrshire Labour have published their manifesto, detailing how hundreds of millions of pounds will be spent in the area, should they gain control of the council.

They will look to gain majority control if possible, come polling day on May 5.

Detailed in the manifesto are plans to continue their council house investment programme beyond the 1,625 already approved. Labour also intend to fir a further 5,673 council homes with solar panels to reduce tenants’ energy bills.

They also intend to spend £35million upgrading all sheltered housing in the area.

Another major proposal is the intention to create a municipal bus company across Strathclyde “putting passengers before profits”.

It also details the plan for ongoing economic regeneration of the region with £20m of investment at Hunterston, £170m at Ardrossan North Shore, the £14m Great Harbour project, over £20m in commercial space and the Digital Processing Manufacturing Centre at i3, the regeneration of Lochshore and support for the Fusion Energy Plant at Ardeer.

NA Labour leader, Joe Cullinane said: “North Ayrshire Labour is the only party offering an ambitious vision for the area at this election.”