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Labour is the main challenger to the Tories in Chippenham

Labour has become the main challenger to the Conservatives in Chippenham constituency (which includes Melksham, Corsham, Bradford on Avon, and various villages). During the recent general election, Labour fought a dynamic local campaign, and successfully reached out to young voters … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn for Prime Minister

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Vote Labour. Vote Andy Newman for Chippenham constituency.

There is an increasing likelihood of a so called “hung parliament”, where no party has a majority. The vote share in absolute numbers may be an important lever for Labour in arguing we should be allowed to form a minority … Continue reading

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How Labour will support small businesses

Labour understands the need for a prosperous economy, and the need to put in place measures to support small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), which currently provide 60% of the UK’s private sector jobs. We have listened to small businesses, … Continue reading

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Government action is needed to tackle homelessness

Today I visited Unity House Hostel, which is run by a homelessness charity in Chippenham. Obviously as a charity they are non political, and had given all the candidates an opportunity to visit, but I was the only one who … Continue reading

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Labour’s commitment to a Brexit that works for the British People

Britain will leave the EU under a Labour government. We respect the decision of the British people who voted to Leave in the referendum. Out means out and leave means leave. However, it is vital that we get the best … Continue reading

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Labour’s commitment to the NHS

I have recently signed the pledge from the Royal College of Nursing to champion the interests of nurses locally. I was very pleased to do so. Outside of politics, I am the branch secretary with GMB trade union for Wiltshire, … Continue reading

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