I’m proud to have been selected to stand again as your Member of Parliament. I am asking for your support for the General Election on 8thJune.
I was born in Banbury. I went to The Warriner School and Banbury Sixth Form. I am proud of this area; its history and its heritage. I have dedicated my life to tackling issues that matter to people: the Horton Hospital, jobs, housing, security, education and tackling poverty.
As your MP I will stand up for local people, fight for decent homes, for more teachers and smaller class sizes, for a properly equipped Horton Hospital and social care for our elderly.
I will fight for local jobs and opportunities. As we leave the European Union, we need a Member of Parliament who puts our local economy and people’s livelihoods first. That means opposing the Tories ‘Hard Brexit’.
Things are changing fast in our area. Housing developments are going up, but the jobs, services and infrastructure promised have not been delivered. As your MP, I will hold councils and developers to account.
Tory mismanagement, cuts to council budgets for social care & public health along with a failure to address the national shortage of GPs has put immense pressure on local services; especially the Horton Hospital.
As your MP, I will make the delivery of joined-up local health my priority and campaign to ensure that our local hospital continues to provide services to our area’s growing population.
The Conservatives changes to school funding means that the local schools like The Warriner are set to lose up to £346 per pupil by 2019. That is the equivalent of 10 teachers salaries.
Yet the Tory priority is spending £320m on a system of secondary modern and grammar schools that does not work.
As your MP, I would oppose segregation in education and demand more money for every child.
I campaigned for Remain, but the country has voted to leave the European Union. But Brexit should not come at the cost of jobs and prosperity or the rights and protections of workers and consumers.
As your MP, I would oppose a Tory ‘Hard Brexit’ that puts jobs and local firms that trade with Europe at risk.