Chipping Barnet candidate’s call for growth in conference speech

Labour’s Dan Tomlinson was speaking at his party’s annual conference in Liverpool this week reports David Floyd

Labour party candidate for Chipping Barnet speaking from the platform at Labour Party conference in Liverpool 2023
Dan Tomlinson speaking at Labour Party conference this week – (Credit – Dan Tomlinson for Chipping Barnet)

A parliamentary candidate has called for growth to “bring back police to the streets in Chipping Barnet” in a party conference speech this week.

Dan Tomlinson, who was selected last year to take on current MP Theresa Villiers at the next general election, was addressing delegates at his party’s annual gathering in Liverpool. 

He said that if his party is elected next year it will be: “taking on an economy still reeling from the wrecking ball of 13 years of Tory failure.”

Tomlinson said economic growth was essential to tackling this situation, explaining that: “It’s by growth that those revenues will bring back police to the streets in Chipping Barnet and across the country and lower waiting times in our hospitals. And it is by widely shared growth that we will make families in this country better off.

“More families having more money left at the end of the month, being able to enjoy a meal out with friends, buy a new car, maybe even buy one of the new houses that the next Labour Government’s going to build.

“It’s this hope, this prospect of a better life for people.”

Theresa Villiers had a majority of 1,212 over previous Labour candidate Emma Whysall in 2019, having defeated the same candidate by just 353 votes in 2017, however this majority is likely to have been slightly increased by boundary changes

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