WITH a general election now set for 12 December, John Kent, Labour’s candidate for Thurrock is calling on local people to stand up for our community and vote for positive change.
John Kent said: “I’m proud to be standing to represent the community I love. Thurrock is where I grew up, where I still live and work, and where I’ve raised my family.
“My working life began at 16 with an apprenticeship in the printing industry where I worked for many years and I now work with local community groups to help improve Thurrock.
Living in Thurrock all my adult life I share day in and day out the frustrations that so many of us that live here have. I see streets that aren’t clean enough, I hear residents tell me of their fear of crime as our police service faces cut after cut, and I know how difficult it can be to get an appointment with our GPs.
“But it doesn’t have to be like this, there is a better way.
“I’m proud to stand on a platform to radically change our society from the grass roots upwards and deliver the change Thurrock urgently needs. We need more police on our streets to tackle rising crime, we need better funded schools so our children aren’t paying the price for Tory chaos, and we need a properly funded NHS to deliver the quality care we all deserve.
“Under the Tory Government we’ve seen both Tilbury and South Ockendon police stations shut, and violent crime rise in Thurrock. Our primary schools lose out on an average of £105,000 of funding, and the Tories plan to demolish Thurrock’s hospital. This simply isn’t good enough.
“Only a Labour Government will deliver the radical programme of change we need, and I’m proud to lead that fight in our community. I’m calling on local people to stand up for our community and vote for positive change.”