General Election 2019

This General Election is the most important for a generation. In these changing times, Labour can win South Norfolk with the help of all forward-looking people. In 2017, the constituency saw a huge swing to Labour and we became the main challenger party by a large margin. In 2019, we need to finish the job and create real change.

Our Candidate /    Beth Jones

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Beth Jones, our South Norfolk Candidate. Out canvassing, grass roots, talking and connecting with local people.

Beth is a qualified NHS mental health nurse who works at different locations around South Norfolk.

In 2016 she was elected to Norwich City Council and represents University ward.

Beth says /

“I am incredibly proud to have been selected as Labour’s parliamentary candidate for South Norfolk. I grew up in a rural constituency of villages, market towns and farms, not unlike South Norfolk. I moved to Norfolk at the age of 18 and never considered leaving. Norfolk became my true home.

“Over the last 18 years I have worked in different health and social care jobs, from support worker in a homeless drop-in centre to a care assistant in DIss. I was fortunate enough to receive some amazing NHS care and as I result decided to train as a nurse. Since qualifying as a mental health nurse two years ago, I have worked in acute care, more recently providing crisis mental health care in South Norfolk.

“In 2016, I was elected as a local councillor and have a particular interest, along with the NHS, in improving standards of private rented housing, as this has such an enormous impact on health and wellbeing.

“Being the best nurse I can be is no long enough. I cannot stand by as the Tories privatise so much of our NHS, with promised funding just a political illusion. So I am standing as Labour’s candidate for South Norfolk on Thursday 12th December.”

I pledge to /

  • Fight for our NHS and better social care – for a modern, well resourced NHS, with high quality care that is not for profit and investment in social care.
  • Protect community policing – to reverse the cuts to our neighbourhood policing, decimated by Tories.
  • An economy that works for all – to create secure employment, tackle corporate tax avoidance, with no tax increases for 95% of us.
  • Brexit – a binding public vote on a new deal within six months, with Remain on the ballot.
  • Real action on climate change – a Green New Deal with zero carbon energy systems by the 2030’s and new homes zero carbon by 2022.

General Election 2017: South Norfolk
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Bacon 35,580 58.2 +4.0
Labour Danielle Glavin 18,902 30.9 +12.5
Liberal Democrats Christopher Brown 5,074 8.3 +0.1
Green Catherine Rowett 1,555 2.5 -2.9
Source: Wikipedia
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