A message from Pete Lowe – your Labour candidate in Stourbridge:
I know first-hand the challenges that young people face. I have one daughter who will be saddled with a mountain of student debt and another who is struggling on a zero-hours contract. Only the Labour Party promises educational opportunity for all and secure employment from day one that will give young people hope for the future.
Labour’s promise to maintain the triple lock protection on pensions gives my Mum and all pensioners in Stourbridge the peace of mind that their incomes will be protected.
My parents were the first generation in my family who could afford to buy their own home. Their grandchildren are faced with unaffordable private rents and mortgages. I will support a radical increase in affordable housing to buy and rent.
Stourbridge schools are projected to lose more than £4.5m in funding by 2019. The budget at my own primary school, Thorns, will be cut by more than £700 per pupil per year!
As a registered nurse for over twenty years I have worked in our local hospitals and am proud of Labour’s greatest achievement in government – our NHS. The NHS is under threat from reduced funding, increased waiting lists and further privatisation. I will fight for the future of our NHS.
The Tory government has cut Dudley council’s funding by 25% since 2010. Affluent and leafy Surrey has been given an increase of 1.4%. Why have the Tories got it in for the people of Stourbridge?
In this election we have a choice: a local resident who is committed to his community and committed to fight for a better future, or a career politician and the Tories who have failed our NHS, failed our housing needs, have no idea what it’s like to live on a pension or disability benefits, and have no sense of the struggle to help our children fulfil their ambitions.
Vote Labour on 8th June. Aim high, vote Lowe!
For more from Pete and the Stourbridge Labour campaign team, go to Pete Lowe – Standing Up For Stourbridge.