LABOUR’S parliamentary candidate in South Basildon and East Thurrock for the 2015 elections, Mike Le-Surf, has vowed to continue the fight against the Tory government and cuts to services in South Essex.
Mr. Le-Surf did not manage to win the constituency seat this year but will not turn his back on local residents and will continue to hold Tory MP Stephen Metcalfe to account over his voting record and his actions in the next five years.
Mike said: "I am staying involved for two main reasons. First I have received many messages of support from residents after the election and second, the issues I campaigned on for the past two years have not gone away."
"People need a voice. Our street lights are still out in Tory run Essex. The threat of a Lower Thames Crossing through East Thurrock is still firmly on the Tories agenda. The bedroom tax will continue to hurt those who can least afford it and we will continue to see the rise of foodbank usage in South Essex as more people are pushed into low paid work and zero hours contracts."
Mike will work closely with Labour Party members and keep in close contact with Labour leaders Gavin Callaghan in Basildon and John Kent in Thurrock as Tory cuts to local government grants continue.
Mike added: "I met some great people during the campaign. For many there are serious problems ahead as we see further cuts to essential services. The last thing I intend to do is walk away."