Socialist, trade union rep with UNISON and a Labour Party member for just over two years, I’ve been lucky enough to live almost my whole life in Botley.
We live in a world where the 42 wealthiest people own as much as the 3.7 billion poorest and an economic system prevails that threatens to make the planet uninhabitable, because those currently with power are unable and unwilling to imagine doing things any differently.
In Britain, the Conservative government continues to hand out gifts to the richest whilst the ship sinks, making the working class majority pay for the economic crisis. Their mission is to destroy the welfare state and re-establish a Victorian balance of power between the wealthy and the rest.
Because we’re willing to stand up to the powerful, to the banks, to big business and to landlords, we’re going to tackle this disgraceful inequality of wealth and power. In government we’re going to give workers the power to stand up to their bosses, we’re going to embark on a massive council house building programme and we’re going to ensure public services are properly funded so no one is left without the care they need.
The Labour movement is going to help bring about genuine democracy
Because we’re driven by what is right and what is necessary, and because we are internationalists, we’re going to meet the challenge of climate change and building a sustainable future – something no country can do alone.
In the 21st century we have the resources and creativity to do all this. What we need now is the will to do it.
Vote for Labour councillors and MPs who will fight for the alternative we need, but don’t stop there. Join the Labour Party, join a trade union, and help decide our direction and hold the leaders of our movement to their words.
Promoted by Keith Day and Eastleigh Labour Party, both at 69 Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DF