Councillor Andy Stamp has represented Gillingham North Ward on Medway Council for 10 years, and is Medway Labour Group’s Regeneration and Communities spokesperson.
Andy currently works as a Senior Environmental Regulator and in recent years has successfully taken forward prosecutions against companies for environmental offences, securing fines totalling in excess of £2.2 million.
Andy was born in Gillingham, grew up in the area and went to local schools. He was educated at Richmond and Arden Primary schools in Gillingham and then the Rochester Math’ secondary school, before gaining a Geography degree at the University of Nottingham.
An experienced and hardworking local campaigner, Andy continues to campaign for much-needed regeneration and investment in our local High Streets, which have been neglected by the Conservative-run Medway Council.
He is calling for more affordable housing, whilst recognising the need to:
• protect vital green spaces such as Capstone Valley
• ensure that new housing is backed up with investment in local transport infrastructure, additional funding for local health services and extra school places
Andy has also been a tireless campaigner against the Council’s cuts to local Sure Start Children’s Centres, Libraries and Leisure Centres and has led the campaign to oppose the shortsighted hikes in parking charges across Medway which are hitting commuters, shoppers and small businesses in Gillingham and Rainham.
In 2016 Andy ran the London Marathon for charity; he volunteers for local CLIC Sargent Charity Fundraising Group Danny’s Angels, and has helped raise more than £100,000 for children and young people with cancer during the past 5 years.
Andy commented: “It is a real privilege to have been selected as Labour's Parliamentary candidate for Gillingham & Rainham. This is the place where I was born, where I grew up, and where I still live. I'm proud of my home town. If elected, I will work tirelessly and will proudly serve you as your local MP. I'll stand up for the community and I'll fight your corner in Parliament.”
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