Cameron Matthews kicked off his General Election campaign today by travelling the length of the Suffolk Coastal constituency.
Cameron began his campaign tour in his home town of Felixstowe where he was supported by colleagues from the fire service. Education is an important issue for people here. Cameron made it clear that a Labour government will make academies publicly accountable and will restore proper funding to schools.
Then it was on to Woodbridge where Labour has been campaigning to save the local children’s centre from closure. Conversations with the public showed the depth of concern about bus and rail links which many need for access to education, health services, and jobs.
In Leiston people were keen to hear about Labour’s plans for jobs and the local economy. Labour’s Green New Deal for a net zero-carbon economy by 2030 will generate up to £1bn a year for coastal communities left behind by Tory austerity. Up to 12,000 jobs green energy jobs will be created in East Anglia.
Finishing in Southwold, the talk was about the NHS. Cameron made Labour’s position very clear: reverse the Tories’ plans to sell off the NHS to US healthcare businesses, stop pharmaceutical companies exploiting the health service with overpriced drugs, and protect the right to free healthcare for all.
The final word goes to Cameron Matthews himself: