Labour’s 2017 General Election candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood says Conservatives are taking us back to the past

Chris Worsey

Chris Worsey

The Conservatives are taking us back to the past, Labour’s 2017 General Election candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood has claimed.

Chris Worsey will contest the seat once again after coming second to Michael Fabricant in 2015.

And the tech start-up company founder said it was important Britain was focused on the future.

“I feel like Theresa May and the Tories are taking us back to the past,” he said. “It’s 2017 and they are campaigning on bringing grammar schools and fox hunting back.

“They have not got a positive vision for where we need to go as a country. Where is the focus on the industries and the jobs of the future? Where is the strategy to deal with the rise of AI and automation? Where are the innovative policy ideas such as trialling a basic income?

“We are in the midst of a huge digital revolutions but the Tories are taking us back to a time before fax machines.”

Candidates for the 2017 General Election in Lichfield and Burntwood:

  • Chris Worsey (Labour)
  • Michael Fabricant (Cons)
  • Paul Ray (Lib Dem)
  • Robert Pass (Green)
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7 Comments

  1. Steve

    18th May, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Totally agree.

    Tories cutting everything and a totally ineffective Labour Party.

  2. K. DIXON

    18th May, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Get out and vote – make that change happen.

  3. Brian

    18th May, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Amazing comment to make, given Labour want to take us back to the 70’s, with their manifesto.

  4. 假名

    18th May, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Does anyone know which branch of Labour this guy drops from? Is is a Corbynite, a Blairite, something else?

  5. John Griffin

    18th May, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Brian spouts rubbish about party that wants to drag UK forward by taking back sovereignty (from China, Germany, Netherlands, Australia….) over transport, energy and utility ownership, but will not revive foxhunting.

  6. Toast

    18th May, 2017 at 10:31 am

    I’d rather live in Labour’s 1970 than the Conservative Britain circa 1600s that MayBot has us on target for.

  7. Five Spires Live

    18th May, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Chris Worsey is from the Tom Watson branch of Labour

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