Our plan for Britain
We want to build a Britain that works for the many, not the few. That means building the homes we need to rent and buy, keeping our communities safe, giving our schools the funding they need, and restoring the NHS to its place as the envy of the world.
I grew up on a council estate in the West Midlands, attending the local state schools. At 18, I fell in love with Bournemouth and moved here to to do voluntary work. For many years I worked on the front line with children, young people and adults experiencing poverty, homelessness, addiction and domestic violence in our town. I have always privately rented and supplemented my income working for local businesses: experience which I share with many in Bournemouth, where housing costs are higher and wages lower than the national average.
I attended Birmingham City University at 31, becoming the second woman in the world to gain a first class honours degree in Horology. My career has given me insight into the need for greater availability of quality apprenticeships to renew our skilled craft and trade workforce.
I’ve campaigned on climate change, animal rights, human rights and inequality since I was 6 years old and my desire to fight such injustice has never faded. As a working class woman, I believe in the need for a truly representative parliament, with the diversity of background and experience to serve the many, not the privileged few.
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Austerity at a glance
1. Shelter November 2018 press release
2. Between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018, The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network distributed 1,332,952 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis, a 13% increase on the previous year.
3. A report by The Children’s Society
4. Effects of health and social care spending constraints on mortality in England: a time trend analysis. A report published by BMJ
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We're rebuilding Britain
We are Bournemouth Labour. We are your colleagues, neighbours, friends and family. We love our town and the communities who make it great. We’ve been out across town meeting you and listening to your concerns and suggestions. We will work with you and for you. Over the coming weeks we’ll outline our commitments to fight […]
Henry Land Walking my dog across Bourne Valley, in between teaching at a Poole primary school, has given me the opportunity to listen to the visions people have for our ward. David Stokes Born and brought up locally, and having attended Poole College, I now work for a localconstruction company. I’m a member of Unite […]
CECILIA PENN I’ve been a Bournemouth resident most of my life, and have lived in Winton East with my family for the last 17 years. I’m a Playworker, managing local breakfast, after school, and holiday clubs, including one at St Luke’s School. Over the last year we have spoken with many Winton residents. One of […]