Statement to voters
I am proud to have been selected to be your local Labour candidate for Aldridge-Brownhills in the upcoming General Election on Thursday 12th December 2019.
I live in the centre of Brownhills and I am very aware of the issues that our towns and communities face. Aldridge-Brownhills feels like a forgotten part of our borough, with its fate being decided by only 66% of its voters. After 40 years of Conservative representation in Aldridge-Brownhills, now more than ever, real change is needed.
Having worked in schools for over 15 years, I have seen first-hand the damage that has been done by almost 10 years of Conservative and Liberal Democrat imposed austerity. Everyday I see the cold, hard reality of how Conservative government policies and choices are affecting our children, friends, families and communities. I have seen and heard real life accounts of how Universal Credit is devastating lives, plunging families into poverty and debt, causing ill health and forcing people to have to rely upon food banks.
Aldridge-Brownhills is now home to three food banks: one in Pelsall, one in Brownhills, and one in Aldridge. This simply should not be happening in 2019 and in the fifth largest economy in the world.
Our high streets and towns are littered with empty shops and buildings, poor infrastructure and outdated transport links. Many promises have been made by the Mayor of the West Midlands and Government alike, but in reality these are just empty words with no action. We the people are left to pick up the pieces of this broken infrastructure.
As an ordinary resident living in Brownhills, I want to stand up for our constituency and argue for and help to deliver change. We need real actions, not empty promises. Our great towns and villages from Brownhills to Streetly, Aldridge to Pelsall, Walsall Wood to Rushall, Shelfield to Clayhanger, Lazy Hill to Shire Oak and Catshill to Ogley Hay deserve better.
At this general election vote for real change. Vote for a local voice to make Aldridge-Brownhills heard at the heart of Westminster. Vote for a government that will invest £150 billion in our schools, hospitals and care homes. Vote for a government that will commit to building new council homes and will invest £250 billion in our energy systems and transport networks.
Vote for real change on Thursday 12th December.
This statement was added by David Huw Morgan, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.
This candidate has previously stood for election in:
- 2019: The UK Parliament elections, as the Labour Party candidate for the Aldridge-Brownhills
- 2019: The Walsall local election, as the Labour Party candidate for the Brownhills
- 2018: The Walsall local election, as the Labour Party candidate for the Streetly
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