I’m 26-years old, which is pretty unusual for a parliamentary candidate.
My decision to stand for parliament has been inspired by my experiences of being a young person living in David Cameron’s Britain; a Britain that is far too unequal and where too often, opportunities are placed in the hands of just a few people, at the expense of the many.
Morrisons’ has once again announced a disappointing set of financial results. We now hear that the company’s pre-tax losses have deepened to £792m increasing from £176m only a year ago. Add to that a fall in sales by 5.9% in the year to February. The supermarket has announced as a result of this poor set of results they intend to close 23 stores and cut 300 jobs. This is the company’s worst set of results for 8 years.
I was delighted to visit the Basildon Foodbank recently in Pitsea with my Labour colleague and local councillor Gavin Callaghan to find out more about their work and promote their need for a new premises. The huge rise in the need for foodbanks is a very sad symbol of the state of our country under a failed Tory/Lib Dems government.