Tony Lloyd MP’s pledged in the General Election, 2017 to help change Rochdale for the better if elected. Throughout the campaign, and now as Rochdale’s MP, these are priorities you told him to keep top of his list.
We must invest in the best possible education for all our children. I will fight Tory plans that will mean huge budget cuts for every local school which will mean hundreds of teachers being sacked. I will be a champion of local businesses to ensure we create more better paid jobs for our young people.
We must tackle the obscenity of poverty and deprivation that has increased under the Tories and blights our town. I will fight unfair Tory cutbacks to vital Rochdale services that support young people and the elderly. Labour’s new living wage of £10 an hour will end the scourge of poverty pay.
Homelessness is a scandal and we see it every day on Rochdale’s streets. Young people cannot afford mortgages and are unable to get on the housing ladder. Waiting lists for homes to rent are rising. I will fight for more affordable homes and houses to rent to tackle Rochdale’s housing crisis.
Protect our NHS
Our NHS is in crisis as budgets are cut and demand is rising. I will fight to end the obscenity of sick children forced to sleep on chairs in A and E departments and campaign for investment in quality health services for every Rochdale resident.
The arrival of the tram and new bus interchange have been a great boost for Rochdale, but we need to increase passenger capacity on local train services and improve the frequency and reliability of bus services.