Angela Wilkins for Bromley & Chislehurst – staging area
Things to consider before casting your vote in Bromley and Chislehurst
I will be a very different kind of MP to Bob Neill My track record as a Bromley councillor says it all; I’ve taken the local Tories to task on their financial management of the council, their ill-thoughtout commercial investments, and their grip on adult care services contracts to name just a few; I take the time to really understand the issues, and then propose and press for solutions.
I don’t and I won’t just sign letters and attend photo opportunities! Bromley & Chislehurst deserves a constituency MP who will serve for everyone, and help those who come with specific problems that need solving.
As an MP, I will continue to hold the government to account on behalf of everyone in Bromley & Chislehurst Whether the government is blue or red, I will be Bromley & Chislehurst’s voice in Parliament.
I know that Brexit is divisive, and people here – much like everyone – are split on the future But I think Labour’s route forward is the best one. With the Tories you risk a hard Brexit, crashing out of the EU, trashing our economy and risking our NHS in a trade deal with Trump. The Lib Dems propose simply ignoring the referendum in 2016 all together. Labour proposes negotiating a better leave deal for the UK, and putting it to the people: do you want a deal to leave, or do you want to stick with our current deal and remain?
Winning in Bromley & Chislehurst
The Conservatives and Bob Neill’s grip on Bromley & Chislehurst is weakening Bromley & Chislehurst is not ‘true blue’ territory – far from it. Bob Neill’s majority has slipped to less than 10,000, and in 2017 Labour attracted almost 6,000 extra votes compared to the previous election in 2015. Will you give me your vote in 2019 to put a Bromley & Chislehurst Labour MP in to Parliament?
The bar charts on Lib Dem leaflets just don’t bear any scrutiny The Lib Dems aren’t your option to beat the Tories here. Labour secured over four times the number of votes versus the Lib Dems in 2017; 15,585 against the Lib Dems 3,369 (just 7.2% of the vote). This General Election is important, and it’s not just about Brexit. If you don’t want Bob Neill and you don’t want a Conservative government – the only way to help achieve this in Bromley and Chislehurst is a vote for Labour.
It’s time for real change for everyone – what Labour will do in government
Homes and the environment It makes perfect sense to me that if can reduce our carbon emissions and make homes better at the same time, we should. The last Labour government’s plans for zero carbon homes was scrapped in 2015, meaning if you live in a new home in Bromley it’s probably costing you more to heat than it otherwise would have done. Under Labour, we will set a zero-carbon standard for all new homes – it has to happen.
Warm homes for all We’ll go even further. We need to irradiate fuel poverty, and people choosing whether to turn the heating on or save the money for food shopping. It’s just plain wrong. We’ll sort out loft insulation and double glazing, and invest in large scale renewable energy. For households on a lower income, the work will be grant funded – no upfront costs, you keep most of the savings and then pay off part of the cost of the work as part of your bill.
You can’t trust the Tories with the NHS
Nearly 80,000 operations cancelled last year. Vacancies for 10,000 doctors and 43,000 nurses. Cuts to capital spending leaving £6.5 billion of repairs not carried out. This General Election is about the future of the NHS and ensuring quality care for all. The NHS cannot take another five years of Tory government.
Unlocking the potential of families and our children We radically expand free childcare for all 2 – 4 year olds to 30 hours week, saving families thousands of pounds a year where parents want to get back to work. And at work, we will introduce a Real Living Wage of at least £10 an hour.