Kate Hollern: Why voting Labour in May will make a difference


Over the next 100 days as we approach the General Election Labour will set out our vision for a better Britain conversation by conversation, street by street, door by door, and the offer we present will provide concrete answers to people’s concernsin Blackburn and beyond.

It’s useful recapping that we’ve already set out many ways a Labour government would change Britain for the better:

•​an £8 minimum wage

•​an end to the exploitation of zero hours contracts

•​freezing energy bills until 2017

•​putting our young people back to work

•​paying down the deficit and doing it fairly

•​reforming our banks so they work for small businesses

•​cutting business rates

•​building 200,000 homes a year

•​scrapping the bedroom tax

•​controlling immigration fairly

•​tackling tax avoidance

•​hiring more doctors, nurses, midwives and carers

•​repealing the Health and Social Care Act and putting the right values back at the heart of our NHS

Britain needs a Labour Government and places like Blackburn can’t afford another five years of a Tory Government who unashamedly looks after the interests of the few to the detriment of the rest of us.

Author: Kate Hollern

Kate is the leader of the Labour opposition group on Blackburn with Darwen Council.

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