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Stratford's Labour parliamentary candidate pledges not to be an absent MP

Stratford Editorial 18th Apr, 2024   0

LABOUR’S prospective parliamentary candidate for Stratford has pledged not to be an absent MP should he be elected.

Seyi Agboola has his sights set on representing the Stratford constituency in Parliament, with affordable housing high on his agenda.

Currently a local councillor in Coventry and the deputy cabinet member for housing and communities, Seyi says he brings first-hand experience of the challenges faced by struggling families in Warwickshire and the West Midlands.

He continued: “I recognise the urgent need for rebuilding our public services after 14 years of Tory chaos. This will be my number one priority. I’m an advocate for the NHS but it requires reform to enable people to see their GP and cut waiting times for care.

“Stratford also needs truly affordable housing; not just building that ‘lines the pockets’ of developers. However, it desperately needs the infrastructure that underpins a prosperous society and supports first time buyers to own their own home. That is what residents have been telling me and my team on the doorstep in the last year.

“Stratford needs to become not just a place for tourism, important though this is, it also needs to sustain a community that can thrive and regain its pride and self-confidence.”

Dedicated to public service throughout his career, Seyi believes that Stratford deserves a committed full-time MP who can bring improvement.

He added: “The next government will be led by either Labour or the Conservatives. Just like Sarah Feeney in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, I am encouraging voters who are opposed to the Conservatives but don’t usually vote for us, to vote Labour.

“The people of Stratford deserve an MP with a voice and influence in the halls of power. The politics of protest is all the Liberals or Greens can offer: you can’t achieve change from opposition. Residents need a strong, local voice. Someone who will take positive action in the community while lobbying for more resources at the heart of government.”

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