Putting myself forward to be Wrexham Labour’s General Election candidate

I was chosen by Labour members in Wrexham as their candidate in 2019, with less than six weeks to go before the General Election. We fought hard together and ran an effective local campaign, but it was not enough. Like many other previously Labour held seats, we could not completely buck the national trend and just fell short. We can’t take anything for granted, but the next election can be different. Welsh Labour has shown the difference our values make. Meanwhile the Tories have crashed the economy and left us with skyrocketing inflation and mortgages.

Our people, our schools, our hospitals, our key workers and our creaking transport system can’t wait for the Tories fantasy ‘levelling up agenda’. We need the investment and support only a Labour government will deliver.

I’m a tried and tested candidate who can hit the ground running and I will dedicate everything to bringing Wrexham home to Labour. I’ll use my experience:

  • campaigning across Wrexham, in 2019 and before and since;
  • getting our message across in the local and national media; and
  • getting things done in Wales and in Westminster.

But getting elected as Wrexham’s MP is only the start. I want to deliver in Westminster, working hand in hand with our Welsh Labour Government to:

  • Ensure a thriving local economy – Wrexham, with its new city status has incredible potential – but we need more long-term, sustainable jobs on at least the real living wage, that local people have the skills and support to take up. 
  • Tackle the cost of living crisis – our welfare system should ensure work provides a route out of poverty, while ensuring we have a decent, humane safety net for those unable to work. This is our historic mission as the party of labour.
  • Take action to minimise climate change – seizing win-win solutions that create the skilled jobs of the future and ensure a just transition for existing workforces – North Wales is well placed to play a key role in this.
  • Secure fair funding for Wales and Wrexham – we need to expose the false Tory promises that Wales would not lose out over funding post-brexit and ensure Wrexham’s needs are recognised in distributing funding.
  • Guarantee a functioning social care system – we need a workforce that is properly rewarded for the valuable role it does – and able to care for our most vulnerable citizens.
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