I’m a proud Lancastrian raised by hardworking people, a determined cancer survivor defending the NHS and a passionate community advocate lifting up the voices of the many. Pride and dignity are the bedrock of my Labour values.

I’m proud of my record in Labour and my community.

  • I’ve fought to save an A&E and a Community Ambulance Station.
  • I’ve saved a community library from closure
  • I’ve taken the fight to the Tories and slashed their majority in a Tory stronghold


Labour Activist : Trade Unionist : Community Campaigner: Cancer Voice

NHS funding

NHS funding

I asked Burnley Tory MP Antony Higginbotham what he was going to do about chronic underfunding of the NHS, shortage of nurses, zero state funded hospices and a collapsing care system. His response? There is no chronic underfunding of the NHS...I've encouraged everyone...

Women at the heart of the Labour Party

Women at the heart of the Labour Party

For the Labour party to be the best it can be and make an offer to the British people that reflects the concerns and ambitions of the country, it is vital to harness the skills, experiences and talents of all its members and supporters, including those groups that...

Cancer and Covid

Cancer and Covid

Covid-19 precautions, however necessary, have created a ticking time-bomb of undiagnosed cancers and delayed treatment. Before the pandemic, across the UK, we were already failing to hit targets for the number of people starting cancer treatment within two months.


Labour candidate supports ASDA staff in contracts row

Ashley Dalton, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Rochford and Southend East has urged Asda management to withdraw unfair new contracts.

Ashley Dalton calls for improved cancer screening access

A BREAST cancer survivor is calling for it to be made easier for women to attend potentially life-saving screenings to catch the disease early.

Ashley Dalton questions hospital after doctors quit top jobs ahead of NHS changes

A PROMINENT senior consultant has resigned from his role in helping to introduce sweeping NHS changes to three Essex hospitals.

Labour candidate says Labour will boost gang unit to tackle surge in violence

LABOUR has announced plans to expand the Essex Police Violence Reduction Unit.


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