Labour’s successful candidate for the 2015 General Election
View Kate Hollern’s website here -> http://katehollern.org
Kate Hollern was elected as the Member of Parliament for Blackburn on Thursday 7th May 2015.
The result was as follows:
KATE HOLLERN LAB 24,762 (56.3%) +8.5%
BOB EASTWOOD CON 12,002 (27.3%) +1.1%
DAYLE TAYLOR UKIP 6,280 (14.3%) +12.2%
GORDON LISHMAN LD 955 (2.2%) -13%
“I am deeply honoured to represent the Labour Party for Blackburn in the 2015 general election. I will continue to work tirelessly for the principles the Labour Party believe in, because we want a society where the “wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many not the few; where the rights we enjoy reflect the duties we owe and where we live together freely, in a spirit of solidarity, tolerance and respect, and as trustees for future generations.”
Why I am standing in my area?
Blackburn needs a Labour MP who understands and represents the people who live there. Originally from Dunbarton in Scotland, I made Blackburn my home 40 years ago. I’m from a working class family, a single parent and have direct personal experience of the difficulties local families face in hard economic times. I’ve used that experience to represent my local area as a Councillor for the past 20 years and I have led the Labour Group on the Council for ten tears. This gives me a unique understanding of the area’s needs and the challenges Blackburn and its people face.
The issues I am prioritising and fighting for
As well as protecting jobs, I will work for and promote growth in the local economy. I will campaign to protect and sustain the NHS which has been under attack following the Tories top down re-organisation and privatisation agenda. I will stand up for hard working families who have seen family incomes shrink while the cost of living continues to spiral upwards. I will also tirelessly promote active engagement with all sections of the community.
My personal and professional background
I have two daughters Donna and Katrina and two grand-daughters’ and live locally with my partner John. For many years I was a work study manager at a local shoe factory before becoming Contracts Manager at the local college. As leader of the Council I play important political leadership roles at a regional & national level.
Contact: 01254 52323