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Burnham For Mayor

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Campaign Launch on Bradshawgate

There was a fantastic turnout for my campaign launch as I seek re-election in the General Election to be held on Thursday, 7th May and bid to keep Leigh a Labour seat in Parliament.

I was joined by Councillors and Labour Party members from across the Leigh area and it was great to meet local people to talk about Labour's better plan for Leigh and the country.

It has been a privilege to be the Member of Parliament for Leigh since 2001.

This election is one of the most important general elections there has been in modern times. Over the past five years we have seen living standards decline as wages have stagnated. Families will end up worse off at the end of this Parliament this year than they were at the start in 2010.

A Labour government elected in May will have the right priorities and will take the decisions necessary to improve the lives of people across Leigh and the country - we will reform the energy market, freeze gas and electricity bills until 2017, impose a Mansion tax on the most expensive homes, and use those funds to build an NHS with the time to care. This election is about which direction the UK will take, and who will form the next Government of the UK – and if people want a Labour Government, the only certain way to achieve that is by voting Labour on 7 May.

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