Earlier this afternoon, Stevenage Labour Party launched their General Election campaign with local maths teacher, Jill Borcherds, promising to “be an MP that believes in Stevenage”.
The Stevenage Labour Party packed out the Oval Community Centre for the event, with activists from across the town and County. During the event, members and supporters including local hospital staff, engineers and railway workers expressed their anger at the policies employed by the Government and our MP, and their ambition to ensure we return a Labour MP on December 12th. Following the event, the room took to the doorsteps to speak with local voters.
During her speech, Jill Borcherds, said:
“I have lived here for 30 years, it is where I raised my children, and it really means the world to me. Stevenage is a great place to live and work, but it has been held back and failed by this Conservative Government, and our local Conservative MP.
For the first time in years, parents have been forced to take to the streets in protest at the Conservative Party’s education policies – cuts to school budgets, reductions in Special Educational Needs (SEN) support, and the growing problem of academy school takeovers. Parents, outraged by the state of our crumbling schools and commercialised education system, deserve a local champion who will listen to them. Our children need an MP that wants to build the future they deserve.
I want this election to be about policies not personalities, about conversations not sound bites. I look forward to working with our Labour team in Stevenage and our villages over the next 5 weeks talking to as many people as possible about the real change a vote for Labour on December 12th will bring.”