It is a true privilege to have been selected as your Labour candidate for Barnstaple North at the County Council Elections this May. We live in such a beautiful part of the world - people travel from all over the country to spend time in the place we call home. And yet Barnstaple suffers some remarkable inequalities.
House prices are high and yet average wages remain low, meaning local people can’t afford to buy their own home. Young people who can’t get on the housing ladder feel forced to leave the area. Work opportunities are often limited. Infrastructure is poor and transport links fall far behind other parts of the country. Our rural surroundings mean we are at the sharp end of the Climate Crisis. Too often it feels as though we have been left behind by the Tories and Lib Dems who have held power at both national and local government for too long.
Ten years of unnecessary Tory austerity, followed by the breath-taking ineptitude of the Government during the Coronavirus Pandemic has left us with nowhere to turn. It’s time we demand better for Barnstaple and North Devon. Now is the time to hold the Tories to account and to change the fortunes of the people of Barnstaple, and that is why I am asking for your vote on 6th May.
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