The reason I am seeking re-election is because I am really worried about what this government is doing to our community and what could happen if the Conservatives get elected again.
Just take two of the issues I am worried about.
I am extremely anxious about the threat to our National Health Service.
Only this month a report on Hillingdon Hospital by the government’s own health watchdog revealed that although we have hard working and dedicated nurses and doctors, patients’ safety has been put at risk by shortages of staff and the fabric of the hospital building, which is described as “like something out of the 3rd world.”
My fear is that if the Conservatives win the next election the NHS will be privatised and sold off altogether, with the future of our local hospital at risk.
I am also worried about the local housing crisis we are now facing.
High rents, skyrocketing housing prices, overcrowding, families living in appalling conditions and no council houses being built.
It’s no wonder that we have hundreds of families living in bed and breakfasts, thousands are on the council’s housing waiting list and local families just can’t afford to buy such high priced properties.
We need a Labour government that will build council homes again and control rents. This will ease the demand for housing and bring down prices.
These are just a couple of the reasons I am standing again as the local MP.
I believe that we need a local MP who knows our area and stands up for our community no matter which party is in government. Once again I will be the only candidate that actually lives in our area.