THE TIME HAS ARRIVED. On Thursday June 8th, you will be asked to vote for the next government of this country.
You can choose to vote for the current government. That’s if you want to see more of the cuts that over the last seven years have seen budgets slashed for public services - including the NHS and social care, housing, education and police, with the knock-on effects of that on our national security.
It is a government mainly for the well off. You can tell that because they have been ruling out tax rises for ONLY the highest earners. Not for the likes of you and me.
The Tories always expect us to trust them when it comes to law and order and the economy.
And they tell us only Theresa May can negotiate Brexit.
But they have cut 20,000 police officers – many of them when Tory Hemel MP Mike Penning was police minister. The police themselves have spent years warning about what could happen without enough resources to combat terrorism.
And the Tories have doubled the national debt to £1.7 TRILLION, funding their tax cuts for big business with austerity for the rest of us. But still it’s not working.
As for Brexit, do you really want a leader who U-turns and turns her fire on Brussels when she hears something she doesn’t like?
Or do you want one, in Jeremy Corbyn, who listens? Who hears. Who keeps a cool head and would negotiate without throwing his toys out of the pram.
You do have a choice on Thursday. And the only choice is Labour.
Unlike the Tories who just say they hope to pay for things from a strong economy, Labour has costed its plans.
We will pay for a better NHS and social care, housing, police service and education system by ensuring that the highest paid and the big corporations contribute a fairer share.
And when the Tories tell you Labour will stifle business… well, even under Labour plans, corporation tax will still be lower than in Germany. And they’re not doing too badly.
Nationally, we will build a more just society that will not see our children having their schools closed or teachers being made redundant, nurses needing to use food banks, or our elderly losing their homes to a dementia tax.
A society for the many not the few, with the NHS at its heart being properly cherished rather than privatised ever more.
Locally, I will fight for Hemel and its surrounding villages. Not oversee more decline to add to the last 12 years under a Tory MP.
You know how many times Mike Penning has mentioned Hemel Hempstead in Parliament in the last seven years?
According to Hansard, the record of all the speeches in Parliament, just THREE times.
In fact, I have been at two hustings and one Question Time over the last few weeks and I can’t remember hearing about a single thing he has done for this town.
We need an MP who will represent Hemel in Westminster. Not Westminster in Hemel.
So vote for me Mandi Tattershall, Hemel born and bred, who has her finger on the local pulse. Vote Labour.
And vote for the politics of hope. Not the politics of despair.