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The General Election Campaign Has Begun

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The general election campaign has begun and it is a battle to decide who our country works for.

We are now just four months away from the most significant general election in a generation.

On May 7 people in Gravesham and across the country will have the opportunity to make a choice, and it could be one of the most important choices they make.

It will be a choice between a positive Labour vison that puts working people first, deals with the deficit and protects our NHS or a Tory plan where only a few at the top succeed and public services are threatened.

Fundamentally, it comes down to who we want our country to work for – everyday working people and their families or a privileged few at the top.

The Tory experiment has failed and their record - on living standards, prospects for our children, protecting our public services and dealing with our nation’s debts - is one to run from, not run on.

Those backing the Tories have deep pockets and more than enough to pay for the expensive billboard posters that will be seen across the country, but we are confident that our values will mean more to people than overpriced adverts.

Since Tan Dhesi was elected as a local Councillor in 2007, and as our Parliamentary Candidate for the 2015 General Election in 2013, he have been speaking to people in Gravesham about what they want for our area and for our country because their decision could make a real difference to our community and the people living here. Now, over the next four months Tan and Gravesham Labour are renewing efforts as we hope to speak to as many local people as possible about Labour’s plans.

These plans include balancing the books as soon as possible, rewarding hard work through an £8 minimum wage and an end to exploitive zero-hours contracts, providing more opportunities for young people, controlling immigration and protecting our NHS through a guaranteed GP appointment within 48 hours and a £2.5 billion Time to Care fund for thousands more health staff.

We are passionate about these issues and making sure that local people know what Labour’s priorities are and what we stand for. But this is going to be a tough fight which is why we are asking you to help.

If you’re interested in kicking out the Tories and making sure there is a Labour government in May 2015 then please contact Gravesham Labour and join us in fighting for victory on the streets and doorsteps of our area by speaking to local people about Labour’s offer of hope for the future.

Labour’s plan is not simply about creating a fairer society; it is about creating a more prosperous one too. In May everyone faces a choice between the Labour and conservative visons for the future – but only Labour will use the talents of all to ensure we can succeed together.

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commented 2015-03-06 20:52:52 +0000
I’ve had enough of the ConDems policies. I was stupid and voted Liberal last time. They are just as useless as the Tories. The polarisation of wealth is as bad as it was before the Great War and in the Victorian era. Time to rebalance the books for the benefit of the majority.
commented 2015-02-06 13:45:08 +0000
As an online member of Streetlife the local community web forum I think you should be aware that UKIP are advertising their election meetings on there. I believe the site should be apolitical but others seem to disagree. I think the Gravesend Labour Party should therefore use this site to advertise any of their meetings. As a Labour voter Iwould hate to see UKIP receive more publicity than Labour.
@Tan4MP tweeted this page. 2015-01-06 12:33:55 +0000
@graveshamlabour tweeted this page. 2015-01-06 12:33:45 +0000

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