LABOUR supporters from across Tameside have joined together to launch their General Election campaign.
Labour candidates David Heyes (Ashton), Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish) and Jonathan Reynolds (Stalybridge and Hyde) spoke about the need to re-elect a Labour Government.
They highlighted the benefits that government policy had already brought to the Tameside area.And they talked about the risk to the area that a Conservative Government would pose.
Following the launch, at Stalybridge Labour Club, Jonathan Reynolds said: “The Labour Government has made a real impact on our area.
“You only need to look at the development of our Sure Start Children’s Centres, schools and our hospital to see the difference it has made across Stalybridge and Hyde.
“And in particular this government has offered real help to local families during this economic crisis.
“If the Tories were to take over would not continue the investment in our schools hospitals and Sure Start centres. They would put the economic recovery under threat and they wouldn’t understand our area.
“Dozens of Labour Party members are now starting to campaign in the run-up to the General Election.
“Together with David Heyes, Andrew Gwynne and the excellent team of Labour members of Tameside Council, I know that we can make our area an even better place to live and work.”
In the run-up to the General Election the Labour Party has made five clear pledges to voters. They are:
To secure the recovery and halve the deficit through economic growth, fair taxes and cuts to lower priority spending;
To protect frontline investment in policing, schools, childcare and the NHS, with a new guarantee of cancer test results within a week;
Strengthen fairness in communities through an Australian style points-based system to control immigration; guaranteed education, apprenticeships and jobs for young people; and a crackdown on anti-social behaviour;
Raising family living standards, keeping mortgage rates as low as possible; increasing tax credits for families with young children; providing new help for first-time buyers; and restoring the link between the state pension and earnings from 2012;
Build a high tech economy, supporting businesses and industry to create one million more skilled jobs and modernising our infrastructure with High Speed Rail, a Green Investment Bank and broadband access for all.
More information about the Labour Party’s Manifesto can be found at www.labour.org.uk or www.jonathanreynolds.org.uk