The change we need

I’m a campaigner for decent work, a husband and dad and a former councillor. Lend me your vote on 4 July and together we can write a new chapter in North Dorset

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I’m a campaigner for decent work, a local dad and a former Labour councillor. I’m asking for your support so that, together, we can defeat Jacob Rees-Mogg and win for Labour.

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I was born and raised right here in Somerset. This community shaped me, and it’s where I chose to raise my own family. Like many, thanks to the policies of the last Labour government, I was able to do better than my parents before me, becoming a testament to the importance of education, opportunity, and good work.

I made a choice to leave the corporate world, drawn to the charity sector’s potential to make a genuine difference. I’ve led campaigns pushing for corporate transparency and dignity in the workplace. Today, more than half of the FTSE 100 companies have made commitments to our cause, thanks to our collective efforts.


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I’m a local dad, living in the constituency

I was born and brought up in Somerset, and I’m proud to be raising my family in Keynsham. I understand first-hand the challenges young families face finding affordable childcare in our area. The last 13 years of Conservative cuts have trashed our childcare system. As your MP I will campaign for a comprehensive, properly-funded solution, to the benefit of all families across North East Somerset & Hanham.

"As a Labour councillor James was an energetic and natural campaigner. He cares deeply about the issues facing our country: jobs, the NHS and the climate emergency. I’ve no doubt that he is the man to beat Jacob Rees-Mogg and win for Labour."

Miatta Fahnbulleh - Chief Executive at the New Economics Foundation, Labour PPC for Camberwell & Peckham

I'm a charity campaigner, passionate about decent work

I am head of a charity campaign for decent work. Under my leadership, more than half of the FTSE 100 have made commitments on transparency and better working conditions. North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and the wider southwest region have a proud industrial and manufacturing heritage. Working with trade unions, as your MP I will make sure the next generation of skilled, sustainable jobs are delivered to our area, as part of the next Labour government’s Green Prosperity Plan.

I can lead a winning campaign for Labour

I have led successful campaigns against the Conservatives and Lib Dems over more than a decade. As Labour’s campaign lead locally, I’ve spoken to hundreds of voters in every part of our constituency this year alone. I have a plan to mobilise members and defeat Jacob Rees-Mogg. But winning is only the start. As your MP, I will help Labour regain its place as the natural home for voters in North East Somerset & Hanham – a years-long project which I believe I’m best-placed to lead.