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Eve of the election statement: Chris Worsey (Labour)

With 12 hours to go until the polls open, Lichfield and Burntwood’s candidates have been invited to make one final plea to voters in their own words.

Below is Labour candidate Chris Worsey’s eve of the election statement…

Chris Worsey

Chris Worsey

“I am working hard for every vote. I love Lichfield and it would be an honour to represent it in Parliament. We’ve got a great team who are ready, willing and able to make a real difference to the residents of Lichfield, Burntwood and the surrounding villages. We have spoken to thousands of residents over the last few months and we would love the opportunity to create positive change locally.

At this election, voters have a choice between a Conservative Government offering a failing economic plan, widening inequality and down-graded public services or a Labour Government with a vision for a kinder, fairer, more entrepreneurial country with world-class public services.

This is a great place to live. However, I know that we can do even better.

If we look at the statistics we can see that certain parts of our area are suffering. The Tories’ policies have meant that 3,300 working families in Lichfield have seen their tax credits cut in real terms; there are 4,123 households in fuel poverty in Lichfield and there are now 5,697 more people on NHS waiting lists in Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust compared to May 2010.

If elected, I pledge to work hard to fix these problems and be a fantastic local representative. I’d appreciate your support.”

The candidates standing in the Lichfield constituency are:

  • Andy Bennetts – Class War
  • Michael Fabricant – Conservatives
  • Robert Pass – Green Party
  • John Rackham – UKIP
  • Paul Ray – Lib Dem
  • Chris Worsey – Labour

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  1. Darryl

    6th May, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    What’s stopping me voting Labour?

    For me the Blair years are still too raw a memory. Secondly the Labour party have aligned themselves too closely with the Tory Party, failing to vote against them when there are bills that would have naturally been against Labour policies in the past, in a desperate effort to woo business.

    If the Labour return to their core values I could see them getting my vote in the future, sadly Ed’s last minute attempts to pitch himself against UKIP & the Tories is too little too late.

  2. Rob

    6th May, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    All the locals want “positive change” do they, none of them happy with things as they are?