Jeff Smith

Standing up for Manchester Withington

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It's been my great privilege to represent Manchester Withington in Parliament for the last two years. I've lived in this area all my life, and I know what a great place south Manchester is. But I also know how hard the government have made life for some of the most vulnerable people in our community over the past seven years.

Theresa May wants to pretend she called this election because of Brexit, but her real aim is to get a big Conservative majority so she can impose more cuts on our schools, NHS and public services. Only a strong Labour Party can stop her. A vote for Labour is a vote for investment in jobs, our local services and our childrens' future.

The Liberal Democrats have a record of breaking their promises, and spent five years propping up the Tories while they hit Manchester hard - they are no alternative.

I'm proud to work hard representing you in parliament, and I've not been afraid to stand up for what I believe in, and for the interests of our area. If I can help out in any way, please do get in touch.

Best wishes

Jeff Smith

Standing up for south Manchester

It's been my great privilege to represent Manchester Withington in Parliament for the last two years. I've lived in this area all my life, and I know what a great...

I've lived in this area all my life - I've seen how it's become harder to get a council house or a secure rental property.

This week I visited some of my old homes in the area to highlight Labour’s plan to build 1 million new houses & crackdown on bad landlords.

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WATCH: Labour's plan to build 1 million homes and tackle bad landlords

I've lived in this area all my life - I've seen how it's become harder to get a council house or a secure rental property. This week I visited some...

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This week I dropped into my old school, Old Moat Primary, to show the difference between Labour investment and Tory cuts to our schools.

 

 

 

WATCH: Labour investment vs Tory cuts to our schools

This week I dropped into my old school, Old Moat Primary, to show the difference between Labour investment and Tory cuts to our schools.      

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My pledges to you

Under the Tories, every school in south Manchester will lose out.  The worst affected schools, such as Parrs Wood and Chorlton High School, will lose almost £900 per pupil, the equivalent of 30 teachers (see below table for full breakdown).

I recently asked Theresa May what she would cut to balance school budgets, but she couldn’t answer. The only alternative to the Tories is a strong Labour Party committed to defending our schools.

I saw how a Labour government rebuilt many of the schools in our area, and as a former governor at several local schools I’m committed to our childrens’ future.  I will continue to fight against these cuts to ensure that every child in south Manchester gets a great education.

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PLEDGE 1: Fighting funding cuts in our schools

Under the Tories, every school in south Manchester will lose out.  The worst affected schools, such as Parrs Wood and Chorlton High School, will lose almost £900 per pupil, the...

Over the last 7 years, the Tories and the Lib Dems have starved our NHS of the funding it needs and ignored the welfare of NHS staff.

The Labour Party has committed to giving our NHS the support it needs by:

✓ Bringing back the NHS nursing bursary to make the profession accessible to people from all backgrounds.

✓ Scrapping the 1% pay cap in place for NHS staff that have been overworked and underpaid by this Government.

✓ Tougher rules on safer staffing to ensure that there are always staff on hand to help.

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PLEDGE 2: Saving our NHS

Over the last 7 years, the Tories and the Lib Dems have starved our NHS of the funding it needs and ignored the welfare of NHS staff. The Labour Party...

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I’ll be fighting for the UK to remain as close as possible to our European partners.  I campaigned hard for ‘Remain’ and voted against Article 50, and I will continue to be a strong pro-European voice in parliament.

From staying in the Single Market to maintaining close links between Europe’s universities, I will not support any deal that makes our community worse off.

PLEDGE 3: Opposing a "hard Brexit"

I’ll be fighting for the UK to remain as close as possible to our European partners.  I campaigned hard for ‘Remain’ and voted against Article 50, and I will continue...

Under the Lib Dems and the Tories, Greater Manchester Police have lost a quarter of their officers since 2010.

In Greater Manchester, the police have been forced to cut £180 million from the budget at a time when demand for their services is rising.

Labour will hire 10,000 more police officers to ensure that forces across the country have the resources they need to protect the public.  

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PLEDGE 4: Supporting our Police

Under the Lib Dems and the Tories, Greater Manchester Police have lost a quarter of their officers since 2010. In Greater Manchester, the police have been forced to cut £180...

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As a lifelong resident, I understand the needs of this area and its issues, and I will continue to work hard all year round in the interests of south Manchester residents. 

Whether that is holding my weekly advice surgeries and regular ‘meet your MP’ coffee mornings, or fighting for a fair deal for Manchester in Parliament, I will continue the vital work of representing the people of south Manchester.

PLEDGE 5: Working all year round for the people of south Manchester

As a lifelong resident, I understand the needs of this area and its issues, and I will continue to work hard all year round in the interests of south Manchester...

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Jeff Smith has become the latest candidate in the upcoming general election to show their support for the global fossil free movement.

Jeff, Labour candidate for Manchester Withington, has joined a growing number of cross-party politicians to sign a pledge calling for the MPs’ pension fund to divest its £612 million assets away from fossil fuels.

The move comes as thousands of constituents across the country are putting pressure on their representatives to ensure that the urgency of taking action to protect our environment is put firmly on the election agenda, urging their candidates to call on the pension fund to align its investments with the UK government’s climate commitments.

Jeff said: "Preventing catastrophic and irreversible climate change means leaving the vast majority of fossil fuels in the ground.

By divesting our own pension fund from fossil fuels, MPs can send a clear message that it is wrong to profit from environmental devastation and the rising human cost associated with it.

I hope this would show leadership, and be a positive step in the necessary transition towards a low-carbon economy."

Jeff leads the way in calling for fossil free investment

Jeff Smith has become the latest candidate in the upcoming general election to show their support for the global fossil free movement. Jeff, Labour candidate for Manchester Withington, has joined...

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