Rebecca Blake, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate kicked off 100 Days until the General Election with a team of local supporters and a visit from Caroline Flint MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change.
Rebecca said “When I speak to people across Redditch, it is clear we need an alternative government because the one we have now is not working for them. It’s my job to lay out what the Labour Party stands for and I relish the opportunity to do that over the next 100 days.
“Whether its nurses leaving the NHS because they are being pushed to breaking point or for the increasing numbers of people across our town having to use food banks, I know this constituency will be better off with a Labour government”.
“We should not have people in need of home care having carers who can only spend fifteen minutes with them. It’s no good for carers and no good for the person who needs care and it’s a false economy to think it saves money. Labour will invest in 5000 home care workers, without further borrowing, to reduce the number of people needing A&E and help tackle the chaos hospitals are facing.
“If you want a better deal, come and join me and the team, because we will only get it if local people stand up for it”.
Caroline Flint MP told Labour supporters on Saturday “The only alternative to a Labour Government is a Conservative Government and over the next 100 days we will be spelling out that the parties are not all the same. I welcome every single new job in our communities, it’s not passing the test if those new jobs mean that more working people in work are reliant on benefits, zero hour contracts or they are just working to pay the bills. Life should be more than that for ordinary working people, it should be some of the joy of life as much as for the hard graft that people put into life and it isn’t a recovery unless it’s a recovery for everybody”.