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I'm proud to have stood up for Poplar and Limehouse for 20 years, focusing on the issues and people who need help the most. I hope I can count on your support on Thursday 8 June to continue this hard work.

I'm proud to have represented and lived in Poplar and Limehouse, focusing on the issues and people who need help the most.

This is a great place, but I don’t want to see it damaged by cuts to our services or a Tory-driven ‘Hard Brexit’ that will wreck our economy.

I am committed to our area and understand the concerns and aspirations of those who live here. Whether I am fighting for affordable homes or to keep our GP and hospital services open, Poplar and Limehouse and its residents are at the heart of everything I do.

Click here to see my pledges to you.

 

 

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The Labour Party’s greatest achievement was creating the National Health Service- providing universal healthcare for all on the basis of need, free at the point of use. This was accomplished at a time of national bankruptcy, at the end of WW2 and our plans for the future are just as ambitious.

The Tories have caused chaos in A&E, waiting times are increasing and targets on patient delivery are not being met. This is all due to government underinvestment.

I’m proud to have helped deliver the new Royal London Hospital whilst in government and I’ve been proud to work with local organisations and the wider community to deliver new local GP practices or health services and protect them when they have come under threat.

After 18 years of a Conservative government from 1979 to 1997, the NHS was on its knees. The Labour government from 1997 invested in health, doctors, nurses, supports staff and hospitals and rebuilt our NHS. We got close to abolishing waiting lists.

Now, Labour has committed to over £30 billion in extra funding over the next Parliament through increasing income tax for the highest 5% of earners and by increasing tax on private medical insurance, and we’ll free up resources by halving the fees paid to management consultants.

We’re guaranteeing access to treatment within 18 weeks, taking 1 million people off NHS waiting lists by the end of the next Parliament. We’ve also pledged that patients will be seen within 4 hours in A&E and will properly resource GP and local services. We also plan to address the scandal of slowing ambulance response times.

To guarantee the best possible services for patients, Labour will invest in our health and care workforce. We’ve promised to scrap the NHS pay cap, put pay decisions back into the hands of the independent pay review body and give our NHS workers the pay they deserve.

We’ll immediately guarantee the rights of EU staff working in our health and care services and a Labour government will make it an aggravated criminal offence to attack NHS staff.

Labour has pledged to tackle the growing and unaddressed mental health problem in Britain. 1 in 4 people suffer from mental health problems each year yet spending on mental health has decreased since 2010 and we now have 6,600 less mental health nurses. We will give mental health the same priority as physical health, ring-fence its budget and bring an end to the neglect of children’s mental health services.

You can read our full manifesto for health here.

The Tories have proven once again they can’t be trusted with our NHS. On 8 June, vote Labour to invest in our NHS and allow staff to deliver modern, well-resourced services and care patients deserve.

Tower Hamlets cares for the NHS. Do you?

The Labour Party’s greatest achievement was creating the National Health Service- providing universal healthcare for all on the basis of need, free at the point of use. This was accomplished...

It was fantastic to see so much support at The Big School Assembly in Mile End Park. The Assembly was a chance for parents, school staff, students, governors, trade unions and councillors to stand up for Tower Hamlets schools and protest against education cuts.

Labour has put education at the heart of our manifesto. We’ve pledged to invest £5.6 billion in schools, reduce class sizes to less than 30 for all 5, 6 and 7 year-olds and introduce free school meals for all primary school children.

All our manifesto pledges on education can be read here.

The Tories on the other hand announced, that if elected, they would cut existing free school lunches, an uncosted measure the Education Policy Institute say will hit around 900,000 children from struggling families.

Parents and teachers in Tower Hamlets know how much pressure schools are under but the Tories are in denial and have shown time and time again they aren’t interested in securing a better future for our children.

The only way to ensure these cuts are reversed and schools get the funding they need is to ensure the Tories lose on 8 June.

Tower Hamlets Big School Assembly raises the volume on school cuts

It was fantastic to see so much support at The Big School Assembly in Mile End Park. The Assembly was a chance for parents, school staff, students, governors, trade unions...

The Great Get Together is an event inspired by Jo Cox, who was tragically killed on 16 June last year. This summer, on 16-18 June, The Great Get Together is organising the biggest neighbourhood celebrations since the Jubilee street parties.

The plan is to invite people to get together with their neighbours to share food and celebrate all that we hold in common. It could be a street party or a shared barbecue, a picnic or a bake off. What matters is that we have fun and bring communities closer together.

I’d like to encourage all residents in Poplar and Limehouse to take part in the celebrations. Jo’s family and friends came up with the initiative and over 100,000 events have been planned nationally already.

For information on how you can take part, please head to: www.greatgettogether.org

In memory of Jo Cox: The Great Get Together

The Great Get Together is an event inspired by Jo Cox, who was tragically killed on 16 June last year. This summer, on 16-18 June, The Great Get Together is...


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