Labour announces candidate for South Suffolk
Emma Bishton has been selected as Labour's candidate for the South Suffolk constituency to stand in the General Election on June 8th.
Emma's lived in Suffolk for over 20 years. Currently self-employed, she worked in the NHS for 23 years, has two children at a local school and campaigns for better education.
Speaking after the selection, Emma said,
"South Suffolk's my home. It's where I live and work and I'm proud to be Labour's candidate for the general election.
“This Tory government has overseen the biggest cuts to our public services in a generation. The NHS and social care is in crisis, our schools are struggling under the weight of budget cuts and cuts to police budgets are putting our safety at risk.Failure to invest in our public services will lead to higher costs in the long run "
“People here in South Suffolk need a local representative who will put them first. I will work tirelessly between now and June to let local people know that this general election will be a choice between a Labour Party that will stand up for them or a Conservative Party that only looks after the privileged few."
Longstanding local councillor in Sudbury, Jack Owen, added,
“I welcome the appointment of Emma Bishton as Labour’s candidate for South Suffolk for June’s general election.
“As someone who lives in the constituency, I know that if elected on the 8th June, she will put this area first and will be a committed and local MP – that’s what South Suffolk deserves.