Kim, who grew up in the constituency said that her local knowledge and commitment to the area made her especially proud to have been selected to contest the seat.
This election is an opportunity to finally elect a local MP for your area who will put you, your family and your neighbours first so that you are no longer forgotten,” she said.
I am especially proud to be your Labour candidate for Parliament because South Ribble is where I grew up and went to school; first at St James’ Primary School in Leyland and then at Worden Sports College. I now work for an older people’s charity at our local hospital. I have been a local Councillor in Chorley since 2012 and I am a strong community campaigner with a proven track record.
South Ribble made me who I am today and these roots mean that I have a deep knowledge and love for the area. For years we have had a Tory MP who has failed to stand up for local residents. I believe that you deserve better.
If elected, I would be an accessible MP who will listen to your concerns, champion your rights and campaign to make the area an even better place to live, work and visit.”
Ms Snape also promised to hold regular advertised surgeries as well as public meetings on specific issues of concern to local people.
A seasoned campaigner, Ms Snape has actively supported the campaign to reinstate a 24/7 Accident and Emergency department at Chorley and South Ribble hospital and welcomes the pledge by Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, who last week (October 23rd) pledged to put a rescue package in place for the hospital's A&E department.
Ms Snape has also successfully campaigned alongside local people to secure the 113 bus service in Leyland and to keep Station Surgery on Golden Hill Lane open.
She also promised to stand up for pensioners to protect the free TV licences for the over 75s and has worked closely with the Women Against State Pension Inequalities (Waspi) campaign to demand restitution for the financial hardships they have incurred after their pensionable age was changed with little notice or consultation.
Local people are crying out for real change. The change needed to bring our local services back from the brink. We need to put more police back on the beat, properly fund our schools and ensure that local people have a decent standard of living.
The Tories are holding South Ribble and this country back I will be a strong local champion who will stand up for the many, not the few,” she said.
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