Laura Smith launches her campaign
Wednesday saw the launch of Laura Smith’s General Election campaign in Crewe.
She was joined by Labour party activists and members of the public as she set out her stall to the voters in Crewe & Nantwich. Laura Smith vowed to fight and speak up for local people during her campaign.
During her address, Laura talked about her experience growing up locally and what it would mean to have the honour of representing a community she has known her entire life.
On policy, she vowed to be up front and open with the voters in Crewe & Nantwich rather than avoid the tough questions like most politicians. She said “In Crewe & Nantwich we have ordinary working families relying on food banks. That is a damning indictment of this Tory Government.
What ordinary people need is decent well-paid jobs and greater job security. In this race locally, I am the only candidate committed to that. I will support the introduction of a £10 living wage, push for greater investment in local NHS services which are under serious financial strain as well as make sure all schools in our area are properly funded. We are taking a message of hope and change to local people that actually means something rather than the empty rhetoric used by the local MP”.
Laura said that so many people had already been in touch to wish her luck in her endeavour to be elected on June 8th. She reminded the people that attended her campaign launch that she is not a “natural-born politician” and promised to be a “different sort of MP if elected that remains accessible and up front with her constituents.”
Responding to the comments made by Edward Timpson’s office in last week’s Chronicle.
Laura’s campaign spokesperson said: “It says more about that Conservative Party than it does Laura, that their spokesperson cannot accept that a local working mum, with two children who will see out their education in this constituency, has become so concerned with the proposed education cuts that she has been inspired into politics.
It is laughable to suggest that our candidate could have anticipated a snap general election and it appears to us that Edward Timpson is running scared.
The Conservative Party has a brass neck to question Laura’s motives, given that she has been politicised by Edward’s government’s failings.
Edward has had ample opportunity to convince his government to listen to the concerns of local parents and grandparents and change direction regarding education policy. The sudden rush to respond to locally expressed concerns is very convenient.
Unlike Edward, Laura Smith, on this issue and so many others, will be Crewe and Nantwich’s voice in Westminster and not Westminster’s voice in Crewe and Nantwich”.