General Election 2024 - meet the Meriden and Solihull East candidates: Sarah Alan - The Solihull Observer

General Election 2024 - meet the Meriden and Solihull East candidates: Sarah Alan

Solihull Editorial 21st Jun, 2024   0

If elected, I will be a compassionate and visible MP, who will work tirelessly to serve the communities and people of Meriden and Solihull East.

Every poll indicates that Labour are the only party that can beat the Conservatives here, so I am asking residents to lend me their vote on the 4th July.

I will be a politician that people can believe in. Someone who puts their constituency and their country first. This is the honour of my life and I feel called to serve. I care passionately for the constituency and am committed to delivering for its residents.

I was born and raised in Solihull, and I have lived here for the majority of my life. Solihull is my home. My love of the area and my understanding of its communities is something that I hope will resonate with local people. I care about the same things they do. I will fight to improve the lives of people across the constituency and in me they will have an MP who will always strive to achieve fairness and opportunity for all. I would want the person I am voting for to be someone who knows and understands the area they’re representing and be someone who cares deeply about it, and I know that on the ballot for Meriden and Solihull East, I am that candidate.

At 16, I started working for Solihull Libraries. It was here that I found my first career as a librarian, and where I learnt the value of public service. I worked there for 17 years, and it enabled me to understand our wonderful local communities. I now work for a small construction company, and I understand that small businesses are the backbone of our country, as they support our communities in terms of investment and employment.

Our public services are crumbling, and families are struggling with the spiralling cost of living. We need hope and renewal. Only Labour will create the economic stability our country needs so we can grow our economy and keep taxes, inflation and mortgages as low as possible. Labour will root out waste, corruption and those abusing taxpayers’ money.

Labour will get our NHS back on its feet and reduce waiting lists, put 13,000 more neighbourhood police and PCSOs on our streets, recruit 6,500 new teachers, and set up Great British Energy. And Labour’s plans are all fully funded.

My pledges to the people of Meriden and Solihull East:

Support for families and children

As a mum of two, I will always stand up for families and children. Labour has a clear plan for childcare and early education, giving every child life chances and every parent work choices.

Skills and Jobs

I will work to secure investment in skills, apprenticeships and training, to bring well-paid jobs and to support our young people.

Expanding NHS services locally

I will campaign to expand all of our NHS services locally. I will fight for new Neighbourhood Health Centres in the constituency.

Safer streets

I will fight for increased community policing to stop the blight of antisocial behaviour and to reduce crime in the constituency, working in conjunction with the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner and the West Midlands Mayor.

Supporting small business

I will support small businesses to provide the productivity and growth that they bring to our communities. I will work to revitalise our High Streets. Labour has a plan to boost footfall and attract new businesses.

July 4 presents a huge opportunity for change – with a Labour government together with a Labour MP for Meriden and Solihull East, we can start to deliver the change that’s needed for the country and the constituency.

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