Over the next five and a half weeks I’ll be taking Labour’s message of hope to every community in this constituency, helped by the many dedicated campaigners who’ve kept a candle burning for social justice and equality. Too many hard-working people have already been left behind by our rigged political system. I’ll be sharing the excellent Labour Party Manifesto, far and wide, telling as many residents as possible about the policies we intend to deliver, to help local people. Like £30 billion investment in our NHS, instead of the current inefficient system in which we must choose between which services we get, and where they are located. And the ‘National Education Service’ designed to give people life-long access to free learning so they can escape inequality and crippling debt.
Too many people are suffering in our own communities because they are trapped in poverty, or low-paid, unrewarding employment. Many people worry about their children’s futures, whether they will be able to afford a home of their own and it shouldn’t be the case in one of the richest countries in the world.
For others it’s worse, they themselves can’t afford to pay heating bills or retire with dignity. Too many have resorted to foodbanks or slid further into poverty and even become homeless. Labour will end this inequality by placing a cap on domestic bills whilst increasing tax for the top 5% of earners. I hope the people of Letchworth, Baldock, Royston and the villages will get behind me and support the change we need to see off this unfair, rigged system.
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