I am Andy White, your Labour Party candidate for Frinton and Walton, and I hope to represent you on Essex County Council after May 4th. I have lived locally my whole life and I have two children, one of whom is at junior school. My daughter has just left education and is now working in the care sector.
Saving the Minor Injuries Unit
I have been heavily involved in the recent campaign to save Clacton’s Minor Injuries unit from closure, because far from cutting services we should be investing in and extending services to areas like Frinton & Walton. After all, it was the Labour Party that created the NHS back in 1948 (against Conservative Party opposition) and you can count on Labour to defend it. Next year, the MIU facilities (hopefully still here in Clacton) will be up for privatisation. It will only be the Labour Party opposing this, and I would like, as your Councillor, to add my weight to the campaign to stop this happening.
Renationalise the Railways
The Conservative Party decision to privatise the Railway system has proved disastrous in almost every respect and now Walton seems set to lose its ticket office. As your councillor, I will do everything possible to oppose this move that puts profits before passengers. A future Labour Government will re-nationalise the railways and put passengers before profits.
Improve Safety and Security in Frinton and Walton
I have serious concerns about the Conservative-run County Council putting the street lights out late at night. If elected, I will work to do whatever I can to get them back on again. Lack of police patrols and a rise in crime rates in the area adds to the problem of residents feeling unsafe. Conservative cutbacks in the Police budget have added to this problem. I will fight to get more police patrolling the area.
Invest in our Roads
I want to see more done concerning the Appalling State of our roads. For too long Conservative cuts have meant our roads are neglected, in a poor state of repair and it is time our council did something about it.
The Housing Crisis
Lack of housing, and high private rents for those who cannot afford to buy, is a massive problem. Labour supports a big increase in Council and Social housing to help deal with this problem.
Support Our Fire Service
I am totally opposed to the Tory cuts to our Fire service which will leave Frinton with just one full-time fire engine.
Restore School Budgets
A good fully-rounded education is the right of ALL children. Unlike the Conservatives and UKIP, I am opposed to the segregation of children that the out-dated grammar school system would bring about. I will be fighting with other Labour Councillors on Essex County Council for a restoration of school budgets that the Conservatives have recently cut.
Get in Touch with Andy White
If you have any questions you would like to put to me I will be happy to answer them. I can be contacted on the below email address or leave your comments below. You can also talk to me and like my page on Facebook here.
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