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 Jess Asato

Jess Asato

Candidate for Lowestoft

I work in the voluntary sector, and was previously Political Advisor to Dame Tessa Jowell. I grew up partly in Cavenham, in Suffolk, before moving to Gorleston in Great Yarmouth, just along the coast.

I worked in a coalition of campaigners to amend the Domestic Abuse Bill which resulted in children being listed in their own right as victims of domestic abuse, and helped to convince the Government to introduce England’s first ever domestic abuse code word, Ask for ANI, for victims who need to flee dangerous perpetrators.

I’m passionate about fighting for the causes I believe in. As the MP for Waveney, I would be a fierce advocate for change at a local and national level. We must fix our crumbling infrastructure, put Waveney at the heart of Labour’s green industrial revolution, and tackle the cost of living crisis.

Half of all residents in Waveney are cutting back on food and energy, and Lowestoft in particular has high rates of deprivation and wards where one in four children live in poverty.

People in Waveney need a local champion who will fight for change in Parliament. As our Labour candidate and MP, I promise to put the needs of our community first.

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