FROM BROXTOWE, FOR BROXTOWE
Fellow Broxtowe residents,
I had the absolute privilege of being your candidate in the 2017 General Election. Together, we delivered Labour’s second highest ever vote in Broxtowe and came within 863 votes of unseating Anna Soubry.
I was raised in Attenborough, attended Meadow Lane, College House, and Chilwell schools, and I now live in Beeston with my wife and two children.
With the Tories in disarray, Labour is a government in waiting. We need to present a bold vision for Broxtowe. I am standing to reverse this lost decade of Tory rule, defend our public services, and offer hope to all.
As a trade unionist and a local councillor, I have a record of standing up for working people. I can think of no greater honour than to be reselected as your candidate and represent you in Parliament.
MY PLEDGES TO BROXTOWE –
- Defending our public services will be my absolute priority.
- I will spend as much time in the constituency as possible. Broxtowe is my home, and serving our community will be my only job.
- I will be a campaigning MP. I established Nottinghamshire Stop the BNP and, if elected, I will continue to campaign against the Far Right.
- I will make sure our CLP is at the heart of public life, working alongside trade unions and local groups.
- I will keep a fully staffed constituency office and take on cases five days a week.
I will fight for a Brexit that puts jobs, wages, and the economy first. Anna Soubry has tried to pretend she is a maverick Tory over Europe, but her voting record is as bad as the worst of them! We need a Brexit that works for the many, not just the few – and I will strongly oppose any deal that is not right for the people of Broxtowe.
- We need to offer opportunities and hope for young people. That’s why I support Jeremy Corbyn’s vision to scrap university tuition fees and to invest in Further Education. We urgently need to level the playing field for young workers and ensure that everyone has an opportunity to get on in life. I believe that apprentices should be paid a living wage, and young people deserve the same rate of pay as everybody else for their work.
- Broxtowe needs an alternative economic plan that is based on fair pay and decent working conditions. As a Councillor, I have successfully pushed for Broxtowe Council to become a Living Wage employer and adopt an anti-blacklisting policy. I believe that a future Labour government should work to return Britain to full employment and offer a meaningful job for all. These principles will guide me in Parliament.
- I will work to deliver better homes in Broxtowe. It’s now harder than ever to get on the property ladder or to find a secure tenancy. Housing is the silent scandal in our country, and Labour must proudly make the case for more social and affordable homes.
- The NHS is Labour’s greatest achievement and eventually we all come to rely on it. However, the cuts are starting to bite and the slow drip of privatisation is having dire consequences on our services. We live in the fifth wealthiest country in the world, and we have the resources to care for our elderly, sick, and vulnerable. A future Labour Government will revive our NHS and I will fight to ensure that Broxtowe receives our fair share of new funding.