Public Ownership? We can’t afford not to…

Public Ownership? We can’t afford not to…

We can’t afford NOT to have public ownership. Privatisation is leaking out £13 billion a year (£250 million a week). We can’t afford to keep wasting billions so a handful of shareholders can profit from failed privatisation.

Sky high rail fares. Polluted rivers. A National Grid that fails to link up with community renewable projects. Post Offices and bus routes closing down. Competition in our NHS.

Public ownership is a great deal for the public purse – but a tiny number of vested interests, backed by the billionaire press, don’t want it to happen.

The right wing press are not on the side of you and me.
They’re on the side of the bankers, the shareholders, the asset managers, the profiteers.

We should be investing money into public services so we can make society fairer and tackle the climate crisis. Not wasting billions on shareholder dividends.

Free Movement

Our response to the Tories claim that Jeremy Corbyn’s policy of continuing free movement with the EU would cost over £4 billion in benefits

European migrants living in the UK contribute £2,300 more to public purse each year than the average adult, suggesting a net contribution of £78,000 to the exchequer over their lifespan in the UK.

In preparation for Brexit, the government asked its Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to report on the economic and social impacts of EU migrants in the UK. The MAC commissioned Oxford Economics to analyse the fiscal implications of immigration using the most up-to-date data and sophisticated modelling techniques.

The resulting study, The Fiscal Impact of Immigration on the UK, represents the most comprehensive assessment to date of the net contribution that all migrants make to the UK’s public finances.

The study finds that

  • The average UK-based migrant from Europe contributed approximately £2,300 more to UK public finances in 2016/17 than the average UK adult. In comparison, each UK born adult contributed £70 less than the average, and each non-European migrant contributed over £800 less than the average.
  • The average European migrant arriving in the UK in 2016 will contribute £78,000 more than they take out in public services and benefits over their time spent in the UK (assuming a balanced national budget), and the average non-European migrant will make a positive net contribution of £28,000 while living here. By comparison, the average UK citizen’s net lifetime contribution in this scenario is zero.
  • Taken together, this means that the migrants who arrived in 2016 will make a total net positive contribution of £26.9 billion to the UK’s public finances over the entirety of their stay. The value of this to the UK’s public finances is equivalent to putting approximately 5p on income tax rates (across all marginal rate bands) in that year.
Labour campaign for free movement

Teignbridge needs Labour’s Manifesto for real change

This weekend Labour activists have been out in the 3 towns speaking to the public about Labour’s radical manifesto. It has been well received by the public.

Newton Abbot Street Stall

The public are right to be exciting by the plans Labour has for the UK, check out the highlights from our manifesto:

Build 150’000 council and genuinely affordable homes a year by the end of the first term.

Create 1 million green jobs.

Introduce a windfall tax on oil and gas companies.

A real living wage of £10 an hour.

Bring the “big six” energy companies into public ownership.

Bring rail, mail and water into public ownership

Scrap Universal Credit. Stop work capability and PIP assessments.

Deliver free and fast full-fibre broadband for all

Create a National Care Service, with free personal care for over 65s.

Create a National Education Service, with 6 years free adult education and no university tuition fees.

Extend full voting rights to all UK residents.

Free prescriptions in England.

Free Dental check ups

A credible plan for Brexit – secure a new deal and put it to a legally binding referendum within 6 months.

Our full manifesto is available below, along with full costings.

https://labour.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Funding-Real-Change-1.pdf

Teignmouth Street Stall

James Osben – Labour PPC Teignmouth Hustings, Friday 22nd Nov 2019

At the hustings in Teignmouth yesterday (Friday 22nd November) I spoke of the consequences of almost 10 years of cuts and austerity. Austerity voted in by the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats while in coalition 2010 to 2015. I have seen some of the pain and despair caused to vulnerable and unwell people in our constituency while working as a Mental Health Nurse in the NHS.

This election is probably the most important in our lifetime. The climate change crisis is very real and very urgent. The action we take must be radical and it must be immediate. The Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn will see our country regenerated with a radical and innovative green industrial revolution:

https://labour.org.uk/manife…/a-green-industrial-revolution/

I am not standing to become an MP for myself. It has not been my lifetime ambition to become a politician. I have worked in the NHS for 15 years and I am a nurse but I have to take a stand. Things have got to change. This election isn’t about an individual. It’s about the 14 million people plunged into poverty because of political choices made by the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. It’s about 17000 people who have died before receiving the benefits they need. It’s about disabled people losing vital financial support while forcing them to pay bedroom tax. It’s about the fact that infant mortality rates have increased year on year, with the highest rates being in the most deprived areas. This election is about the increasing numbers of homeless people. It is about the 1 million people accessing foodbanks.

https://labour.org.uk/manife…/tackle-poverty-and-inequality/

This election is about the Nurses, Doctors, Radiographers, Occupational Therapists, Porters, Facilities Staff, Administrators and all NHS staff who work under immense pressure and who have suffered a ten year pay freeze. It’s about the police and firefighters who have been underpaid and deprived of resources.

This election is about the Teachers who have been under paid and overworked. It is about schools being deprived of funding and parents, teachers and students who have had to buy school equipment out of their own pockets.

Teignmouth Community School Exeter Road will have a shortfall of £456,627 A cut of (£483) per pupil. Mill Lane School works out at a cut of (£531) per pupil. https://schoolcuts.org.uk

I am standing in this election for you and for your families. For your children. Things can only really change when we have empathy and compassion in society and when the people who represent us care as much about others as they do about their own friends and family. I want every child in this constituency to have the best opportunities in life. I am standing for each and every person negatively affected by austerity. I stand with the Windrush generation where British citizens were wrongly deported because of a hostile immigration policy. I stand for the elderly, the sick, the vulnerable, the families trapped in poverty accessing foodbanks and working multiple jobs.

I stand for the future of our country and the future of our planet and I pledge to do all that I can to tackle the climate emergency.

This is my pledge to you as a fellow human being, as a son, as a brother, as a grandson, as a husband, as a father, as a friend and as a neighbour.

This election is a choice between Labour or Conservatives. Labour are second in Newton Abbot. With your vote we can win here.

Labour have a fully costed manifesto of hope. Let’s make it happen.

Read Labour’s Manifesto For Real Change

Donate to Newton Abbot Labour

 You can either donate by Bank Transfer using the details below with the reference GE19:

Newton Abbot Constituency Labour Party.

Account number: 65117572 Sort Code: 089299 The Co-operative Bank, P.O. Box 250, Delf House, Southway, Skelmersdale, WN8 6WT.

Or you can send a cheque made payable to Newton Abbot CLP to:

The CLP Treasurer

106 Oakland Road

Newton Abbot, TQ12 4EE

Any donations no matter how small will go a long way in supporting the campaign to elect James Osben as Labour MP for Newton Abbot

Get your Vote Labour board now!!!

If you would like a Vote Labour board, particularly if you live on a main road or in a prominent position get in touch. We will deliver the board and post and put it up in the garden for you, all you need to do is get in touch! Be quick they are going fast!!!

Posters also available. Just email rywhall@gmail.com or call 07954 054459 Lets get a Jeremy Corbyn Labour Government elected, and lets get James Osben elected as our MP.

Tactical vote??

During elections many people will look to tactical voting recommendations when deciding. Usually this tactical vote is to keep the Conservatives out of government, and is used by progressive parties to maximize chances in your first past the post system.

In 2017 tacticalvote.co.uk recommended the Lib Dems as best chance to beat the Tories in Newton Abbot (Teignbridge). Due to a surge in support for Labour, James Osben our candidate achieved a 12% swing, beating the Lib Dems into 2nd place.

Labour is now the only party who can beat hard right, ERG’er Anne Marie Morris.

Labour heading for a win in Newton Abbot

There is a large range of tactical voting sites, all with different recommendations, before you take their recommendation do a bit of research, look at past election results, take into account policy and voting records.

https://tacticalvote.co.uk/2017-recommendations/

Secure Housing For All

Britain has a housing crisis. House prices are way out of line with earnings. In our area the average house costs 10 times the typical salary. Building new homes doesn’t help. Local people can’t afford them. Many people must rent, typically paying a third or more of household income to their landlord. Benefit payments do not cover the rent. Social and council housing is hard to access.

Labour Will:

Build 100’000 council and housing association homes a year for genuinely affordable rent or sale.

Build thousands of low cost homes reserved for first-time buyers.

Give local people buying their first home “first dibs” on new homes built in their area.

Protect greenbelt by building on brownfield sites whenever possible.

Build zero-carbon homes and insulate existing homes.

Give councils the power to build the homes communities need.

Transform the planning system with a new duty to deliver affordable homes.

End security for private renters by making three-year tenancies the norm and putting an inflation cap on rents.

Introduce new legal minimum standards to ensure properties are fit for human habitation.

Bring back long-term council house tenancies.

Suspend the Right to Buy and end the bedroom tax.

Join the campaign for Labour across Newton Abbot

We will be campaigning across the constituency up until the general election on Thursday 12th December.

Regular street stalls will be held in Newton Abbot and Teignmouth Town Centre.

Saturday 9th November –

Newton Abbot (outside the old M&S) 10:30 am – 12:30

Teignmouth (outside Coop, Bank Street) 11:00-13:00

Sunday 10th November –

Join us in Newton Abbot for remembrance Sunday 10am

MASS Canvass – Members of all 3 branches are asked to join together in a mass canvass, supporting James Osben our parliamentary candidate, who will be with us for this event. We will start at the junction of Raleigh Road and Armada Drive, at 2.30 pm.

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Labour can win in Newton Abbot!

In 2017 the Liberal Democrats urged voters to vote tactically and do all they can to make sure the Conservative Ann Marie Morris was not elected as MP in Newton Abbot Teignbridge. They pointed voters in the direction of tactical voting websites and promoted this on social media.

Now that Labour are second in Newton Abbot and the tactical voting websites are suggesting people vote for Labour, I don’t suppose the Lib Dem’s will be as keen to suggest tactical voting in this constituency for this general election will they?

Or if they are indeed advocating the same practice then I look forward to the Lib Dem candidate, Martin Wrigley, announcing that he will stand aside.