I have been a proud Brierfield resident all my life. I was born here in the constituency, and raised my family here. I have seen the devastation that Conservative governments unleash on communities in Lancashire, from the decimation of our textile and manufacturing industries under Thatcher to the devastation of failed austerity over the last 7 years.
I am proud of my record standing up for our towns and villages. I have represented the community as Leader of Pendle Council, local County Councillor, and leader of Lancashire Labour Group.
Most recently, working with the shadow cabinet, I secured the support of Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell to re-open the Colne to Skipton line and electrify it to Burnley.
Pendle has been let down by a Conservative government and a Conservative MP for too long. Our community needs a Labour government, and we need to win in Pendle to deliver that.
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