Candidate statement: Dan Tomlinson

The Labour candidate for Chipping Barnet

The Labour Party candidate for the Chipping Barnet constituency Dan Tomlinson standing in a field
Labour candidate Dan Tomlinson

I’m Dan Tomlinson, an experienced economist. I started my career at HM Treasury and have recently been working at the UK’s leading anti-poverty charity, leading their work on building a more secure economy.

I will use my economic expertise to work with Keir Starmer and Rachel Reeves to tackle the cost of living crisis and make people here better off.

I live in Whetstone and am raising my baby boy here. I am driven by a desire to build a better country and a better Barnet for him and everyone else in our fantastic part of London.

If elected, I will get Barnet its share of the 1,300 new police officers that Labour has pledged to hire in London. This will start to undo the Conservative cuts to policing over the last 14 years.

I will convene a Barnet car theft summit so we can collectively build a plan to tackle this scourge. I will fight for funding for our local NHS, to cut waiting times and support GPs and dentistry. I’ll make sure we get the resources locally to improve our roads and pavements.

After 14 years of Conservatives, our public services are having to struggle through on shoestring budgets, and it’s all of us paying the price for the economic mess created by Downing Street. Vote for Labour on 4th July, because it’s time for change here in Chipping Barnet.

Here is an overview of the contest and statements from five other candidates: Mark Durrant – Liberal Democrats, David Farbey – Green Party, Hamish Haddow – Reform UK, Richard Hewison – Rejoin EU and Theresa Villiers – Conservative.

Barnet Post approached Independent Kay Lauer for a statement but did not received a response.

Note: Barnet Post approached all candidates for the borough’s seats and offered them the opportunity to make a 250-word statement. The purpose of these statements is to give voters the clearest possible understanding of the perspectives of people who are asking for their support. In doing this, we acknowledge that some views expressed my cause offence and distress and apologise if this is the case.

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