General Election 2019
We are pleased to announce Claire Unwin as our parliamentary candidate for West Suffolk.
Claire Unwin is a youth worker from Tuddenham St Mary, and a founding member of the West Suffolk Hive CIC. She is an active campaigner, most recently involved in the Save Suffolk’s Children’s Centre campaign.
Speaking after the selection, Claire Unwin said:
“This Tory government has overseen the biggest cuts to our public services in a generation. The NHS and social care is in crisis, our schools are struggling under the weight of the budget cuts and cuts to police budgets are putting our safety at risk.
“People here in West Suffolk need a representative that will put them first. I will work tirelessly between now and the election to let local people know this general election will be a choice between a Labour Party that will stand up for the many or a Conservative Party that only looks after the privileged few”.
The Labour Party want to build a country where we invest our wealth to give everyone the best chance. That means building the homes we need to rent and buy, keeping our communities safe with more police officers, giving our children’s schools the funding they badly need, and restoring the NHS to its place as the envy of the world. Read Labour's manifesto here.
West Suffolk CLP has gained many new members during the last few years, many of whom have become active in their branch, and we are campaigning together to elect a Labour MP so that we can have an even stronger voice to represent you locally.
We currently have five Labour town councillors in Haverhill, four in Newmarket, and one in Tuddenham. We have five Labour councillors on West Suffolk District Council. Our councillors are well known for really going out of their way to listen to local residents, and they have our continued appreciation for all of their hard work.
We are looking forward to the General Election on 12th December, with a real view to turning the tables on the Tories who have had the run of West Suffolk for too long.
Due to the appalling errors made by the Tories in every arena, and growing public anger at their decimation of our services, in particular the NHS, it seems more likely than ever that a Labour candidate in West Suffolk will win the next General Election.
This Tory government is responsible for doubling homelessness, cutting disability benefits and allowing zero hours contracts to leave thousands of families on low incomes. They have slashed mental health budgets, closed libraries and children's centres, taken away school meals from thousands of children and left millions of public sector workers like nurses and firefighters on pay so low they qualify for help from foodbanks. The list could go on and on.
Locally and nationally, people have had enough of the Tory agenda. Their austerity measures have not worked, they have succeeded only in widening the gap between rich and poor. We want to right this wrong - and create a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many, not the few.
Thanks for visiting, we look forward to working with you for a better future for West Suffolk.
West Suffolk CLP