SUZY Stride, Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Harlow has welcomed an announcement that Labour would double Sure Start places in areas like Harlow. The announcement from shadow education sectretary Tristam Hunt, also committed the next Labour government to restoring the stutatory obligation on Sure Start centres to provide childcare and grant them powers to allow other providers such as local charities to use their facilities.
THE number of people starting apprenticeships is falling in Harlow under the Tory-led government, new figures show.
HARLOW Labour candidate, Suzy Stride visited the Tuesday morning club at the Potter Street Baptist chapel to launch her 100 cups of tea campaign.
LABOUR’S parliamentary candidate for Harlow Suzy Stride has joined the campaign to save specialist Refuges facing closure after changes to the way they are funded.
GEORGE Osborne keeps talking about a recovery but people in Harlow are £1,600 worse off under the Tories than they were under Labour. Each family is £861 worse off because of Osborne’s tax and benefit changes but he still managed to find the money to give a tax cut to millionaires. At the same time he has introduced 24 different tax rises.
THE Compulsory Jobs Guarantee will also apply to adults aged 25 or over claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance for two years or more and will be funded for the whole of the next Parliament by: a repeat of Labour’s successful tax on bank bonuses at the start of the next Parliament; and restricting pensions tax relief for people earning over £150,000 to the same rate as basic rate taxpayers. The bank bonus tax will help to fund the first year of the Compulsory Jobs Guarantee when there will be a large number of long-term unemployed people to help and the changes to pensions tax relief will ensure an annual revenue stream to fund the policy throughout the next Parliament.
Suzy Stride hosted a community event with women in Harlow to mark International Women’s Day and heard them talk about their day to day lives, the challenges they face as women and how they can overcome them.
The event was part of a national day of action organised by Labour to celebrate and ensure women’s voices are heard with events also taking place up and down the country.
SATURDAY 8th February marked National Libraries Day. Local libraries are not only vital repositories of knowledge, but are central to our communities. They are places where the unemployed can go to find job information, where children without computers can do their homework, and where social events for young and old take place
U3A is a self-help learning organisation for the active retired. U3A offers enhancing and life changing opportunities to those who are retired and semi-retired in Harlow. It gives the opportunity to come and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery! Harlow U3A was formed in January 2008 and now has around 800 members all over 50 years old.
SUZY Stride, The Labour Candidate to be MP for Harlow, celebrated the contribution of small businesses in Harlow as part of
the UK’s first ever Small Business Saturday last weekend. Small Business Saturday is a grass-roots campaign that encourages people to shop locally and support small businesses in the local community. It is set to be the biggest celebration of small businesses in the UK.
LABOUR’S general election candidate for Harlow, Suzy Stride has said the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement is already a shambles before it has even been delivered. Ms Stride said: “After last year’s Budget, George Osborne was forced into chaotic U-turns on the pasty tax, the caravan tax and the charities tax.
SUZY Stride, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Harlow, visited Burnt Mill School and met with pupils as part of National Parliament week. She spent a day in the school discussing political engagement and young people. Ms Stride met with students from across year eleven to discuss with them what changes would need to be made to help young people better engage in politics. The students also discussed how they would like to see Harlow change from homes and jobs to different education policy.
SHADOW business minister, Toby Perkins MP came to Harlow on Monday morning to speak to Harlow businesses. Mr Perkins spoke at a business breakfast hosted by prospective candidate, Suzy Stride.
ROAD Safety Week, coordinated by the road safety charity Brake, is the UK’s leading event to promote safer road use. This year Road Safety Week focuses on preventing tragic collisions caused by driver distraction, such as mobile phone use, and will be supported by a week of increased police enforcement coordinated by the Association of Chief Police Officers.
ON Saturday, Suzy Stride Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Harlow, joined energy campaigners and labour party activists on a day of action to tackle the cost of living with events taking place up and down the country. So far over 500 residents in Harlow have signed Suzy’s petition calling on the Prime Minister to freeze energy prices.
ROBERT Halfon has voted for higher energy prices in the House of Commons says Labour candidate, Suzy Stride. Under this government, energy bills have risen by almost £300 a year for families, and businesses say it’s the second biggest cost they face. On Wednesday (6th Nov) Labour held a debate in parliament calling on the government to freeze energy prices to ease the escalating cost of living for families and help out small businesses. Labour also called for all over-75s to be automatically put on the lowest possible energy tariff by their supplier. Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs voted down the proposal meaning higher energy bills for households and businesses in Harlow.
AS you will know Essex County Council is consulting on their provision of youth services and proposing cuts of £3 million. I call on you to oppose these disgraceful measures. Failure to stop them will lead to the under provision of crucial youth services in Harlow, and will damage the prosperity, cohesion and day to day running of our community. There is little doubt that this will leave the lives and futures of our young people severely damaged.
TUESDAY night, Labour’s Parlimentary Candidate Suzy Stride hosted a listening event on the future of the youth service in Harlow. Around 30 young people attended the event in order to voice their concerns and to speak about the consultation on the youth service. The young people were angry at the proposed cuts, having already lost services in the last 18 months. Many stating that local youth clubs had already reduced their opening hours.
TOTTENHAM MP, David Lammy joined prospective parliamentary candidate for Harlow, Suzy Stride (Lab) and a dozen Labour activists on the street of Brockles Mead to listen to voters concerns. YH spoke to Mr Lammy to see what messages he had brought back from Labour conference and whether concerns over the cost of living will be part of the battleground between now and the general election of 2015.