Rupa Huq MP for Ealing Central and Acton

The Road to Re-Election

Life as an MP is never simple. You can never tell what each day will bring when you work at the House of Commons.

However this week is like no other. We have witnessed the Tories, for the second time in a row I may add, cynically force the voters to the polls in order to sort out their own squalid internal affairs. As ever with the Tories, it's party before country.

However, I am pleased to inform you that I, my team and Ealing Labour have hit the ground running. Myself and a stream of volunteers - some new and some veterans - already pounded the pavements of Ealing and Acton and my dedicated Westminster staff are still working their way through the ever increasing pile of casework caused by the Tories' austerity frenzy.


As the party of big money the Tories simply do not appear to comprehend the scale of the carnage they have caused to the lives of ordinary people.

Yet the people of Ealing and Acton are not fooled. We understand that the Conservatives savage infliction of cuts to our invaluable public services are driven by ideology. It is not any of their habitual targets, the disabled, single mothers, NHS staff, police or firefighters which caused a global recession. That was done by the very people who now bank roll and pull the strings behind the scenes in the Conservative Party. Yet it is on the backs of the most vulnerable that the Conservatives seek to balance the books.

The people of Ealing and Acton voted 72% to remain in the EU. We know that the kamikaze haste of the Tories to push our European partners away will irrevocably damage our economy, the living standards of our children and deplete our international standing in the world.

That is why we have seen an amazing increase in the number of new members in the Labour Party locally, and those coming from outside the constituency, to offer their time to knock on doors, deliver leaflets and phone potential voters. If you want to be part of the fight back against an ultra-right wing Conservative Party which acts in the interests of the few and not the many, who dance to the tune of UKIP and ignore the 48% nationally and the 72% locally, then join me on Saturday and Sunday.

We had a great time last weekend with London Young Labour and I can promise you'll meet a really nice group of people who share your values.

Play your part in holding the Conservatives to account and making sure they hear the message loud and clear that the people of Ealing and Acton will not give into a politics of isolation, despair and xenophobia. We will not turn against our neighbours and blame each other because we know we have more in common than that which divides us.


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published this page in News 2017-04-28 21:30:06 +0100

Dr Rupa Huq , Ealing Central and Acton

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