Today the people of Brent Central face a choice. It’s a choice between five more years of the failing Lib Dem-Tory plan and Labour’s better plan.
Dawn Butler is offering a different vision for the future, one that will put Brent residents first.
Labour will rebuild the NHS, reduce tuition fees, increase the minimum wage, scrap the bedroom tax, freeze energy bills and build much needed homes.
We’ll get the economy back on track, but we’ll do it in a fair way: tax avoidance will be clamped down on, millionaires won’t get tax cuts and people living in homes worth over £2m will pay their fair share.
The next Labour government in numbers:
Zero -; the amount of stamp duty first time buyers would pay on homes under £300,000
£8 -; the new hourly minimum wage
25 -; the number of hours free childcare per week for working parents
£3,000 -; the amount university tuition fees would be reduced by
3,539 -; the number of 16-18 year olds in Brent Central who would gain the right to vote
8,000 -; the number of extra GPs
20,000 -; the number of extra nurses
20,000 -; the number of disabled people in Brent Central who would benefit from Labour’s disability manifesto pledges
80,000 -; the number of new apprenticeships that would be created
200,000 -; the number of new homes that would be built each year
Ed Miliband backing Dawn
Dawn and Eddie Izzard hit the campaign trail
The policies of the coalition government have been disastrous for local people in Brent.
David Cameron and Nick Clegg have presided over the closure of Central Middlesex A&E, the introduction of the bedroom tax on the most vulnerable in society and a trebling of university tuition fees, all whilst giving tax breaks to millionaires.
The Lib Dem-Tory coalition in numbers:
33% – the increase in childcare costs in Brent for nursery children
49% – the increase in unemployment among BAME young people aged 18-24 since 2010
53% – the amount of average income Brent residents now spend on rent
160 -; the number of Sure Start centres axed in London since 2010
499% – the increase in the number of infants in school classes of more than 30 pupils in Brent
1,784 -; the number of police officers cut in London since 2010
1,925 -; the number of people in Brent forced to turn to foodbanks last year
3,600 -; the number of children in Brent Central being taught by unqualified teachers
5,576 -; the number of households in Brent Central currently in fuel poverty
Raheem Sterling and Yvette Cooper sign the Dawn4Brent campaign board
This is the choice you face today.
In Dawn Butler, the people of Brent Central have a community champion who will fight every step of the way for their interests in Westminster.
Embodying the Labour party’s values of compassion, equality and opportunity, Dawn will ensure that basic quality of life issues for people in Brent are pushed hard in Parliament, from affordable housing and a better NHS to investment in our local high streets and a fairer society.
Dawn is devoted to Brent and determined to win another opportunity to represent its people.
Vote for change. Vote for Dawn Butler.