Mary Creagh

Working hard for Wakefield

My eve of poll message

Dear Friend,

Tomorrow is election day

It has been a privilege to serve as your MP for the last 10 years. In that time I have stood up for Wakefield people every step of the way.

I knocked heads together to get £4 million to refurbish Kirkgate station. I campaigned for a new station at Westgate and against Tory cuts to Wakefield NHS services.

But public services and people’s living standards have been hit hard by the Tories. The Office for Budget Responsibility has said David Cameron’s extreme plans will mean “a much sharper squeeze on spending….than anything seen over the past five years”. Police, fire service, school, social care and defence budgets will be slashed. I believe the Tory plans can only be achieved by putting the NHS at risk or raising VAT again.

Labour has a better plan:

  • A pay rise for hardworking Wakefield – Raise the minimum wage to £8 an hour and cut taxes for 24 million people with a 10p tax rate.

  • More NHS doctors and nurses – We will secure the future of our NHS with 8,000 more GPs, 20,000 more nurses, 3,000 more midwives and 5,000 more homecare workers.

  • Tackle the cost of living crisis – Freeze energy prices, more free childcare for three and four year olds and tackling rip-off rents.

  • Build a strong economy – We will balance the books and cut the deficit every year.

  • Control immigration with fair rules – 1,000 new border staff and immigrants won’t be able to claim benefits for two

Please vote Labour tomorrow.


Five things to remember on election day:

  1. You don’t need your polling card to vote

  2. Polls are open 7am – 10pm

  3. If you’ve got a postal vote, but haven’t sent it back yet, you can take it to any polling station before 10pm

  4. If you don’t know where your polling station is or you need a lift to vote, call our campaign hotline on 01924 204 319

  5. Place a [x] next to your Labour Parliamentary and Council candidates

Yours faithfully

Mary Creagh

Labour candidate for Wakefield, Horbury and Ossett


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