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Gareth Snell, Labour’s candidate in the upcoming by-election in Stoke-on-Trent Central, was joined by the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Nursery Schools, Lucy Powell MP, on a visit to Bentilee Nursery School today. 

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Speaking at the school, Ms Powell said: “It’s great to visit one of Stoke-on-Trent’s fantastic nursery schools working to make a real difference for local children and families.

“Nursery schools like this do such incredible work, but their futures are uncertain. Changes to government funding and huge cuts to children’s centre budgets from the Tories which are hitting places like Stoke-on-Trent hard, and could have dire consequences for future generations.” 

Gareth Snell said: “It was fantastic to speak with staff at Bentilee Nursery today. I heard first-hand about the pressures that they are facing, particularly with regards to provision and funding.

“We know that UKIP and the Tories on the City Council don’t care about children’s services. They’re planning to cut £1 million of funding from local children’s centres and I am campaigning hard, alongside families and supporters across the city, to stop that happening. 

“It’s vitally important that our children are given the best possible start in life, and my own daughter had a wonderful time at her local nursery. If elected, I will be making support for children and families one of my top priorities.”

Lucy Powell MP visits Bentilee Nursery

Gareth Snell, Labour’s candidate in the upcoming by-election in Stoke-on-Trent Central, was joined by the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Nursery Schools, Lucy Powell MP, on a visit...

It's only been a few short weeks since Stoke-on-Trent Central went to the polls to choose a new MP. I am thankful to the 1000s of people who voted for me and I am asking you to do it again in the General Election on June 8th. 

The Prime Minister claimed that Parlaiment was trying to block 'brexit' but that is not true. She also ruled out having a snap General Election but has now called one out of pure political opportunism - another broken promise. And whether it is School funding, cash for the NHS, protecting workers rights...time and time again, we have been let down by the Tory Government. 

 

And now we have a General Election, we can ensure that this is the end of Theresa May and the Tories and we can get a Labour Government that we rebuild our society, install fairness and compassion in Government, providing a properly funded and publicly run NHS. 

I will be standing for re-election on June 8th as the Labour and Cooperative candidate and I hope you can help ensure our history victory only a few weeks ago is repeated in Stoke-on-Trent. 

Let's do it all again...

It's only been a few short weeks since Stoke-on-Trent Central went to the polls to choose a new MP. I am thankful to the 1000s of people who voted for...

I am Potteries for life. It’s where I met my wife and it’s where my daughter was born and goes to school. I am proud to be standing to represent our home in Parliament.

My 5 key pledges as MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central

I have been campaigning in our community for years, as community campaigner, union official, and now as Labour’s by-election candidate, fighting to save our children’s centres from £1 million cuts by the Tory and UKIP council and to protect our local hospitals and services.

I want to be your MP because I want to make sure that we get the best deal for the Potteries. I have 5 key pledges for which I will fight to make our town a better place.

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1 I will vote to leave the EU and win a fair Brexit deal for the Potteries

I will fight for the best possible Brexit deal – one that puts jobs, the economy and workers’ rights first while recognising the need for changes on freedom of movement.

My focus is on protecting jobs and workers’ rights in the Potteries – basic entitlements for working people like sick pay, holiday pay and maternity cover and high quality jobs.

I’ll fight for jobs and investment in the area – making sure that we protect against Chinese dumping and securing trade across the world.

2 I will stand up for our NHS and fight against cuts and privatisation

Young or old, everyone relies on our NHS. The Tories are trying to sell off £1.2 billion of cancer and end of life care in North Staffordshire. And UKIP’s Paul Nuttall has repeatedly said he would like to sell off the NHS to private companies. I will fight for our local NHS services.

When my daughter needed emergency surgery it was the team at Royal Stoke who kept her safe. Our NHS is precious. That’s why I campaigned against Tory sell-off plans and I’m working alongside local people to save the beds at Bradwell and Heywood hospitals. Patients should not be suffering on trolleys and in ambulance queues.

3 I will be a dedicated, local MP - holding regular surgeries and having an office in the heart of the constituency

I love Stoke-on-Trent, it is a great home to me and my family and I have campaigned for many years on the issues that matter to our community. As your MP, I will be dedicated to standing up for our rights and meeting with you, holding regular surgeries right in the heart of the constituency. I will be an MP for Stoke-on-Trent, not for Westminster, and make sure your voices are heard.

4 I will support our ceramics industry and fight for more decent, well paid jobs

Fighting for working people is in my blood. I’ve stood up for workers’ rights on the picket line, marched against pay freezes and fought factory closures. I will make sure our ceramics industry get a Brexit deal that means they continue to succeed.

As your MP, I will fight for better quality jobs with a decent wage.

5 I will fight for more investment in Stoke-on-Trent – for our roads, children’s centres and police

The Tory and UKIP council want to axe £1 million from our children’s centres that could put them at risk of closing. We can’t let them get away with it.

I am campaigning to save Stoke-on-Trent’s children’s centres and as your MP, I will not give up in the face of heartless cuts.

I will fight to protect our police force and keep Stoke-on-Trent safe. I will oppose the Tory cuts to frontline officers and fight to keep neighbourhood police on the beat.

Vote Labour on 23 February

The MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central should be fighting for the NHS, not cutting it, improving our children’s services, not axing them and building our local economy so people have a chance for a fair working wage.

As your MP, I will always put the Potteries first and I will always be there to help you and your family when you need it most.

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