The encouragement from my family, supporters, and party members has persuaded me that I should stand to represent my home town once again. However, this is only a part of why I am standing at this snap General Election. I hope to demonstrate to you all, from my heart, why I feel Colchester has been let down under a Conservative MP, and I offer to fight in order to put this right.
- I am standing as the Parliamentary candidate for Colchester, as I passionately wish to help support and be a voice for all those who have been hurt by the harsh cuts under the Conservatives.
- I have personally seen my family, friends, and colleagues suffer the consequences of the savage austerity that the Conservatives in government have relentlessly pursued, with no care of the impact this is having. Someone needs to be arguing against these. I would be honoured to stand up, as Colchester’s representative, for a fairer Britain.
- A hard Brexit would negatively impact on Colchester. From EU employers such as the hospital, to the University of Essex losing research funding, as well as many small and large businesses that rely on trade with Europe, Colchester jobs and livelihood will suffer. I can bring my expert knowledge of Colchester, gained from years of experience as your MP, as well as my experience in public service to provide a strong voice to argue for the best deal for our town.
- Lastly, an issue that I feel has been plaguing this town, is the increase in knife crime and vicious assaults in Colchester. This increase in violent crime has been heart breaking, having campaigned hard in highlighting the consequences of such crime, I wish to fight for more investment for our police force to enable them to be able to work to protect us and prevent crime. Colchester is a wonderful place to live, and we should all feel safe here.