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East Thanet

Polly Billington

Polly Billington


Personal Statement

With so much injustice in the world, I can’t sit idly by – I take action.


 The next election is our chance to end the austerity, chaos and mismanagement of the last 13 years. But if we want a better Thanet, we need a Labour government, and we need to elect a Labour MP right here in East Thanet. It’s a big task but together we can do it.


 Whether born or drawn here, people love this place, and rightly so — it has so much going for it; its landscape, its history and above all its people. But Thanet has borne the brunt of rapid change and Tory neglect. Our NHS is on life support, with people struggling to get a GP appointment or register for a dentist. Spiralling house prices and unregulated AirBnB. Our seas and rivers polluted for profit. Now with inflation and interest rates affecting family finances, many are struggling more than ever. It doesn’t have to be like this.


 That’s why we need a Labour government.
 One that will bring down our bills, paid for by a windfall tax on the oil and gas giants.
 One that will end the shortage of nurses and doctors by doubling the number of medical school places.
 One that will make our streets safer, hiring more police officers in Thanet, paid for by cutting the Tories’ wasteful spending.
 And one that will ensure we have a stronger economy with good jobs powered by cleaner, cheaper energy


 As your Labour candidate and MP, I’ll work for everyone, bringing together the whole community. If you believe that Thanet deserves better, join us. 

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