Cameron Matthews, Woodbridge Hustings
Cameron Matthews, Woodbridge Hustings
Thursday 21 November, St Johns Church, St Johns Hill, Woodbridge

This popular pre-election event was attended by four of the five parliamentary candidates. The wide-ranging debate covered some of the most important national and local issues.

Here are Cameron’s closing remarks:

I think what we’ve heard today in a lot of the debates this election is so, so crucial, whether it be on climate change, whether it be on the impact of austerity across all of our public services. We need change. We need real change, and we need it now, not later. I don’t think as a society, as a nation we can survive for another potentially five years in a similar pattern, a similar pattern of destruction, destitution and despair. So if you’re voting for me and my principles, I will be campaigning on a platform of cooperation, compassion and prosperity. I believe my work is representative, representative of firefighters for a decade. I will be a constituency-based MP. I’d be very, very keen to be out in the constituency seeking the expertise of the many, many valuable people that we have in Suffolk Coastal. Because we have some fantastic people here. What I would seek to do is build a more prosperous Suffolk Coastal, a Suffolk Coastal that will have a greater profile because wherever I am I always talk about the beautiful coast, where I was born and where I went to school because this is an amazing place. So if you vote for me I’ll be a constituency MP and I’ll seek to make real change and a Labour government would make that change.

(Transcribed from an audio recording)

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