Labour candidate James Baggaley has promised to fight for Newark
Labour Parliamentary candidate for Newark, James Baggaley, has promised to fight for the town if he is elected.
Born and raised in Newark, Mr Baggaley pledged to stand up for the people of the constituency and their important issues, against what he sees is a government that isn’t working.
He said: “I am from Newark and will fight for Newark.
“I am standing to be your MP because when I speak to people across the constituency, I hear the same thing — the system is broken, and it isn’t working for us.
“It’s time for real change.
“We have a plan to invest in our country and give power back to the people.
“Our constituency is being let down by a government that isn’t working for most people.
“Just this week, we have heard that our wages are still lower than they were when this government came to power nearly ten years ago.
“The economy is broken, and is leaving working families with less each month. We need real change, that puts people and communities first.”
Mr Baggaley said that investment, not cuts, should be made to the NHS, police and education, and there is only ten years to avert climate disaster.
“I have backed the Green New Deal, a plan to save our planet and create a stronger economy,” he said.
“It will invest in skills and education so that we can benefit from news jobs in renewable energy.
“It will see us invest in homes and transport so that we can lower costs and reduce emissions.
“It will value our environment and green space, not see them as things to be sold off.
“We cannot sit by while our planet is destroyed. We should lead the way, while also helping build a stronger and fairer economy.”
Mr Baggaley will be speaking at events across the constituency, and said he was looking forward to the campaign and participating in debates with the other candidates.
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