1) Vote Labour to Save Our NHS
Our NHS is in crisis after years of under-funding – waiting times in A&E are now the longest since records began and there is a massive shortage of staff.
Labour will introduce a £26 billion rescue plan to save our NHS. We will restore bursaries for nurses, train more GPs, end car parking charges, make prescriptions free, improve mental health provision, rebuild crumbling hospitals and GP surgeries, and increase public health budgets.
2) Vote Labour for a Green Revolution
The climate and environment emergency is the biggest challenge we face. Labour has a radical plan to protect our home for future generations, our green new deal. Our green industrial revolution will create good, green jobs in our area by investing in renewable energy sources and making Britain a global leader in electric cars. As your MP I will support the total decarbonisation of our economy by 2030. Only a vote for Labour will protect our planet.
3) Vote Labour to actually get Brexit sorted
The Tories say they will get Brexit done but they are not being truthful with people. The Tory Brexit deal will only be the start of years of negotiations about the future relationship with Europe.
Labour will get Brexit sorted by giving the people the final say. Within three months of being elected, Labour will negotiate a Brexit deal that protects jobs, workers’ rights and the environment – a deal that will keep us close to Europe and not need years of trade negotiations. Within six months of being elected, we will put that deal to the public, alongside remain. We need to get this issue resolved so that we can bring a divided country back together, protect our NHS and deliver the real change Britain needs after a decade of Tory cuts.
4) Vote Labour to fix the housing crisis
The Tories have created a housing crisis. Fewer people are able to buy their own homes and the cost of renting privately has risen faster than people’s pay. Locally homelessness has risen and now over one thousand people are on the housing waiting list. Labour will deliver quality, genuinely affordable homes for the many – building one million over ten years. We will kick-start a new council house building programme and revolutionise the private rental sector with rent controls and the end of no-fault evictions.
5) Vote Labour for better conditions at work
Of 14.3 million people in poverty, nine million live in families where at least one adult works. Labour will tackle poverty and tackle in-work poverty. We will introduce a real living wage of at least £10 an hour for all workers, from the age of 16. We will ban zero-hours contracts and strengthen workers rights.
6) Vote Labour for a National Education Service
Labour will provide childcare for everyone with 30 hours per week of free care to all children aged between two and four. We will introduce 1000 new Sure Start centres to make sure all parents get the support they need. Schools will get a funding boost and tuition fees will be scrapped with every adult getting 6 years of free education.
7) Vote Labour to get a good local hardworking MP
Laura Davison lives locally and she really cares about Folkestone and Hythe. She will be a hard working MP who will work with local people, listening to their concerns and taking action.
8) Vote Labour for better public transport
Labour will bring our public transport back to public hands so it is run for the benefit of people not profit. We will reduce rail fares by 1/3 and give free bus travel to under 25s.
9) Vote Labour to fix the broken benefits system
Under the Tories, the social security system has lost sight of its purpose. Poverty has become endemic, the glue that binds our society together has come unstuck and, in the words of the United Nations, the UK’s social safety net ‘has been deliberately removed and replaced with a harsh and uncaring ethos’.
Labour will scrap Universal Credit. We will immediately stop moving people onto it and design an alternative system that treats people with dignity and respect. Our ambition in designing this system will be to end poverty by guaranteeing a minimum standard of living.
We will stop the dehumanising Work Capability and PIP Assessments, which repeatedly and falsely find ill or disabled people fit to work, and make sure all assessments are done in-house.
10) Vote Labour because you want the Tories out
The Labour Party is a growing force in Folkestone and Hythe. In the last general election we doubled our share of the vote, coming a clear second. Earlier this year, in the local elections, we gained 6 councillors in Folkestone and Hythe District Council and won a majority on Folkestone Town Council. Only Labour can beat the Tories.