Broadland Parliamentary Candidate
Broadland Labour members choose local Labour Cllr and Young Labour UKs Vice Chair, Jess Barnard as Broadland Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for the 2019 general election. A Senior Youth Worker at a Norfolk based youth charity, Jess has pledged to use her wealth of experience working in Norfolk’s schools, the community and public services to stand up for Broadland in Parliament. A long term environmental campaigner Jess has been championing Labour’s commitment to a green new deal to tackle climate change and called for national investment in local areas.
Jess writes: “This general election is a chance to bring our communities back together. Inaction isn’t going to tackle the climate crisis, it isn’t going to provide us with jobs for the future and it does not serve the people of Broadland. For too long the conservatives have taken the voters of Norfolk for granted. That’s why I’m proud to be standing for the only party which has a plan to put people first. We have seen the impact Tory policy of academising schools and failing to invest in local infrastructure putting strain on our day to day lives: when our children aren’t able to attend well funded schools close to home, when we are unwell but can’t access appointments to see our local GP and we can’t rely on our buses to get us from A to B then the system isn’t working. This election it is time for change.
“Labours National Education Service works for our children and young people, re-nationalising bus and rail services will ensure that public transport is accessible, affordable, reliable and sustainable, our Green New Deal will ensure that when we build affordable eco-housing this will go hand in hand with investment in our communities public services and tackling climate change. Labour is the only party ready to tackle the biggest issues of our generation and I pledge to stand up for the people of Broadland”
Local residents have already been pledging their support for Jess and the active Broadland Labour team with many being inspired to get involved for the first time. Broadland now has the prospect of electing someone to represent them with everyday lived experience of the issues Norfolk faces who is prepared work for the many, not the few.