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General Election Starting gun fired for Labour in South Leicestershire


With just over three months to go before the general election, the starting gun has been fired in South Leicestershire with Labour’s candidate officially launching her campaign.

Amanda Hack, Labour’s candidate in South Leicestershire, launched her campaign on Saturday with an event for members and supporters at The Dovecote.  

Pledging to put the NHS, housing and the economy at the heart of her campaign, Amanda is determined to hold the Conservatives to account over the coming weeks and months.  

Speaking after the launch Amanda said: “This election will be the hardest fought for many years. But it’s time for change here in South Leicestershire. Things are getting worse not better for local people, yet we have a Prime Minister who is putting the privileged few before hard working families. 

“As someone who has lived in the area for almost 15 years I am determined to show local people that there is another way. 

“It’s only Labour that can make Britain better off and put hard working families first. Labour who will take action to deal with David Cameron’s cost-of-living crisis, protect the NHS, fund 20,000 more nurses, build 200,000 new homes and make work pay by providing 25 hours free childcare for three and four year olds.”

Lord Willy Bach, Labour’s Shadow Attorney General spoke following the launch: ‘I have lived in South Leicestershire for many years and I’m proud to be backing Labour’s excellent candidate Amanda Hack, in her bid to win this seat for Labour. 

“One of Amanda’s greatest strengths is that she lives locally, bringing up her family in South Leicestershire.  She understands the needs and frustrations of local people and will represent them superbly as South Leicestershire’s MP.”

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