Bradford is my home. It is the city where I live with my family and it is the city where my children go to school, so I am proud to have been elected as your representative and Member of Parliament for Bradford East.
Before my election in 2015, I served as Deputy Leader of Bradford Council where I set up a youth program to stop young people falling into crime, protected our domestic violence services from cuts, protected community advice services, and worked to put more community police officers on our streets.
Since my election, in Parliament I have built upon this record of standing up to the Tories, not standing with them, and I have secured £23 million to be spent on school places in Bradford, brought a Northern Schools Strategy backed by a multi-million pound investment, opposed yet more cruel austerity by the Government, forced U-turns on Tax Credits that working people rely on to top up poor wages, and fought for local jobs and our NHS.
In my 2 years as your MP, I have prided myself on being the most accessible MP that Bradford has ever seen, with my constituency office open between 9am and 5pm, 5 days a week with no appointments necessary. I have held weekly advice surgeries open to all on Friday afternoons, I have held monthly mobile surgeries across Bradford East for those unable to reach me on Fridays, and I have seen literally thousands of people since becoming an MP.
Ultimately I have Bradford’s best interests at heart because it is my home, and I hope that you will put your faith in me again so that I can continue to deliver for Bradford, and so that together, we can build a better Bradford.
Labour Candidate for Bradford East