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Polly Billington

Polly Billington is a Labour Party candidate in East Thanet constituency in the UK Parliamentary general election.

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Polly Billington's policies

Statement to voters

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

Full statement

The next election is our chance to end the austerity, chaos and mismanagement of the last 14 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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About Polly Billington


Polly Billington is a campaigner and politician who worked as a journalist before becoming a special advisor to Ed Miliband. She was the media director for his successful bid in the 2010 Labour leadership election. Billington is the Labour Party's parliamentary candidate for East Thanet and previously was the candidate for Thurrock at the 2015 general election and a Labour Party official. She founded UK100, and was a councillor until 2024 for De Beauvoir ward in the London Borough of Hackney.

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Polly Billington's elections

Date Election Party Results Position
2024 East Thanet: UK Parliamentary general election Labour Party (Results due after 04 July 2024) Position not available
2022 De Beauvoir: London Borough of Hackney Labour Party 1,400 votes (elected) 1st / 6 candidates
2018 De Beauvoir: Hackney local election Labour Party 1,448 votes (elected) 1st / 9 candidates
2015 Thurrock: UK Parliamentary general election Labour Party 16,156 votes (not elected) 2nd / 7 candidates
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