Harlow Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate: “I will do everything in my power to make Harlow a better place for us all”

News / Thu 19th Apr 2018 am30 08:35am

Laura McAlpine

HARLOW Labour Party have elected their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the next general election. The hustings and selection took place yesterday, 15th April in Mark Hall school, with the four candidates answering questions on issues such as climate change, Brexit and engaging young members. After the voting was completed, it was announced Laura McAlpine is to be Harlow Labour Party’s next parliamentary candidate. Laura will be fronting a long campaign into the next general election, when she is expected to be challenging the incumbent Conservative MP for Harlow, Robert Halfon.

Laura’s Grandmother Jean McAlpine was a long serving Labour District Councillor, so she is continuing a family tradition of strong socialist values and support for the Labour Party.

As an active member of the Labour Party in Harlow, she is currently the District Council candidate for the Staple Tye ward, the CLP’s Youth Officer, and a member of the Labour Party Executive Committee. She enjoys broad support within the Harlow Labour Party, local unions and members of Harlow Young Labour.

Having grown up in Harlow, Laura is passionate about the town, and will strive to translate Labour’s manifesto policies into improvements to important local issues such as housing, the NHS and education.

Shortly after her victory, Laura said; “I am absolutely delighted to be given the opportunity to seek to represent my town as an MP. I am looking forward to working with the huge pool of talent amongst local party members and councillors, to run a bold campaign against austerity and Tory cuts.

“I grew up in Harlow and understand the difficulties and struggles the people of Harlow face every day under this Tory Government. I am determined to hold the Tories to account, and to fight for the interests of the people of Harlow and the villages in Westminster. Harlow is my home, and between now and the next General Election, whenever it may be, I will continue to do everything in my power to make Harlow a better place for all of us.”

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11 Comments for Harlow Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate: “I will do everything in my power to make Harlow a better place for us all”:

2018-04-19 10:02:03

And this is what good politics is all about, he offering of hope to people at the hidden end of the scale. There's only so far you can go with smears and scaremongering, as the Tories and their stone age printing press acolytes found out in the GE 2017. People switch off if you don't have some actual substance or formed policy. And of course for the local district elections, the same old trick is being tried all over again. There is an alternative to the grey, crushing austerity (if you're not a Tory donor) that this country has been put through these last seven years or so. There is hope of a better future for all, not just a narrow few. Change is coming.

2018-04-19 10:07:32

What has this young lady ever worked at before becoming the saviour of Harlow ?

2018-04-19 11:09:02

Tories are in a flap already and it's been less than a week. Shows they're scared, and with good reason.

2018-04-19 14:01:15

What is her back ground? The reason our political class is so useless is that none of them are voted on by ability; rather the colour of their rosette.

2018-04-19 14:16:25

Carra and MickyB77 if you want to learn a bit about Laura and her background you can do so here: https://www.facebook.com/Laura4Harlow/videos/1337452403025991/

2018-04-19 16:41:50

It's not about where you're from, it's about where you're at. These Tories eh? Obsessed about where people are from. Which is what has got them into their latest pickle with the Windrush generation. An event which has shown their true colours for all the world to see.

2018-04-19 18:18:18

This town has been going down hill, ever since the Labour party become the administration party back in 2012, in my books. From UKIP councillor Dan long.

2018-04-20 09:44:44

Wrong again jfq. Windrush was set up by guess who? As for obsessiveness, I suggest that you are the art master of that,and paranoia too. Simple question deserves a simple answer. Let me guess, a classroom assistant? We'll just have to wait and see. But, she's straight into the "power" mode, already.

2018-04-20 11:29:50

Theresa May wanted to create a hostile environment for illegal immigrants, the Home Office under her watch was geared towards that and the Windrush generation were caught up in that heartless Tory policy. Under whose rule were the infamous vans approved? Even today, it took them months to respond to a problem that anyone could see needed immediate action. May had to be practically dragged to the meeting where she blurted out her "apology". These are the facts. "She" has a name. And the Tories will soon be in out of power mode.

2018-04-20 11:31:35

The very least you can do is reference someone by their name. It's the height of disrespect to keep referring to someone as "she". But then, plus ca change.

2018-04-22 11:32:47

Same as usual jfq. Pot & kettle again. Non comment as usual. Sniper, methinks.

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