It is the greatest honour to have served as Member of Parliament for Dulwich and West Norwood in Parliament since 2015, during one of the most turbulent periods in recent memory. I am proud to represent our diverse, internationalist and outward-looking communities and I hope once again that you will lend me your support on 12 December to continue representing you in Parliament.
Ten years of Tory and Lib Dem austerity have devastated so many in our communities. In the coming weeks, I look forward to sharing Labour's radical vision for transformative change in our country. It’s time for real change which only a Labour government can deliver.
I have always been a passionate European. I campaigned for Remain in 2016 as vigorously as I have in any election where my name was on the ballot paper, and since the referendum I have faithfully represented the pro-Remain views of the overwhelming majority of residents in our constituency.
I voted against Article 50 and have consistently called for a final say Public Vote to resolve Brexit. Last week I supported amendments to hold a referendum before a General Election, and to allow EU nationals living in the UK and 16 and 17 year olds to vote in the upcoming General Election.
The Labour Party is clear that Brexit must be resolved by the British people in a Public Vote. I will continue to campaign for Remain in all and any circumstance.
I have fought for investment and radical reform to deliver genuinely affordable social housing, while the Tories and Lib Dems cut the subsidy for social housing and allowed homelessness to rise to shocking levels. I have campaigned to protect our NHS from cuts, staff shortages and the impacts of Brexit, and to ensure our local schools, each of which has suffered hundreds of thousands of pounds of cuts, have the resources to deliver a world class education for every child. And I have campaigned tirelessly for the Windrush generation who have suffered such appalling injustice, and against the Tories' hostile environment.
We face a climate emergency yet since 2010 the Tories, supported by the Lib Dems, have cut subsidies for clean energy and refused to take the radical action needed to save our planet. I have opposed fracking, the expansion of Heathrow airport and investment in fossil fuel companies. Labour forced Parliament to declare a climate emergency and in government Labour would introduce a Green New Deal - the sustainable, just transformation of our economy to address the climate emergency.
Only a Labour government will invest in our NHS, schools and public services, tackle the climate emergency with a Green New Deal and give everyone in the UK a Final Say on Brexit with the option to Remain.
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