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A better plan. A better future

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Southampton Labour kicked off the General Election campaign this weekend. 

And as you can see our candidates and activists were out in full force, talking to voters about the choice they have to make on May 7th. 

We were out all weekend talking to Sotonians about our better plan for a better future. We pledge:

1. A strong economic foundation:

Balance the books and cut the deficit every year while securing the future of the NHS. None of our manifesto commitments require additional borrowing.

2. Higher living standards for working families:

Freeze energy bills until 2017 and give the regulator the power to cut bills this winter, ban exploitative zero-hours contracts, raise the minimum wage to £8 and provide 25 hours free childcare a week.

3. An NHS with the time to care:

20,000 more nurses and 8,000 more GPs. We will join up services from home to hospital, guaranteeing GP appointments within 48 hours and cancer tests within one week.

4. Controls on immigration:

People who come here won’t be able to claim benefits for at least two years and we will introduce fair rules making it illegal for employers to undercut wages by exploiting workers.

5. A country where the next generation can do better than the last:

Tuition fees reduced to £6,000, an apprenticeship for every school leaver who gets the basic grades, and smaller class sizes for 5, 6 & 7 year-olds.

 

You can help us deliver out pledges in the next 5 weeks by joining our team. 

 

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