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Jim Clarke is Labour’s Choice for Sleaford and North Hykeham

Following a selection meeting held tonight, Wednesday, local man Jim Clarke has been selected by Labour members to be Labour’s candidate for the forth-coming Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election.


Jim is a hardworking local man who knows first-hand the challenges that people in Sleaford and North Hykeham face. He knows what it takes to stand up and represent local people.

Following his selection, Jim said: “This is my home and it will be a great honour to represent Sleaford and North Hykeham. I am delighted that Labour party members have put their trust in me to stand as Labour’s candidate in the forthcoming by-election.

“People here in Sleaford and North Hykeham need a local representative that is going to stand up for them and be their voice in Parliament.

“It is not right that in 2016 working people here in Sleaford and North Hykeham are having to choose between heating and eating.

“It is not right that Grantham hospital hasn’t enough doctors to keep the hospital A&E open overnight. I will fight for the resources to protect our local NHS and I will stand side by side with local people campaigning to keep Grantham A&E open 24 hours a day.

“We have a Tory Government with no plan for Brexit. Here in Sleaford and North Hykeham 62 per cent of people voted for Brexit. But they didn’t vote to put their jobs at risk, they didn’t vote to lose their rights at work and they didn’t vote for price rises on everyday essentials.

“Immigration played a big part in the Brexit result and I will not ignore that. We need to earn people’s trust and show that we respect will of the people, but will also hold the government to account on ensuring the best deal for Britain, which protects our local jobs.

“I will be a campaigning candidate, and I will be out on the doors from tomorrow, standing up for local people showing them that only Labour will put Sleaford and North Hykeham first.

“I am ready for the challenge to be Sleaford and North Hykeham’s next MP.”

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commented 2017-04-30 20:44:43 +0100
Sleaford is fast becoming a dormitory town so devoid of it’s previous role as a market town, no sense of community and more houses granted planning permission to be rented out by rich people to the poor. Another 1400 houses granted planning with no sign of the promised infrastructure, I implore the people of Sleaford to wake up and vote against the local rich landowners. The town is impassible for most of the day without any further development, how can we sustain any further development in this town when all the shops are shutting from the railway crossing northwards?
commented 2016-11-29 17:07:51 +0000
Maybe Jim would also like to pledge his support for education. Adult Literacy in particular remains a pressing issue. I wish Jim every luck in making sure that North Hykeham and Sleaford AREN’T left behind
commented 2016-11-18 15:53:48 +0000
“Immigration played a big part in the Brexit result and I will not ignore that. " … Can you elaborate
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