Worcester’s Labour Parliamentary Candidate, Tom Collins, has written to local Labour Party members outlining his priorities for the year. In his message, he blames the Conservatives in Westminster for the problems facing people in Worcester.
In his New Year’s message, Tom says:
“I’m so proud to have the chance to represent Worcester for Labour. Living and working here with my family, I know how much our city has going for it.
“But life in Worcester is getting harder. Our hospital is in crisis, waiting times keep growing and staff are on their knees. Wages are falling behind rocketing prices, mortgages rates are spiralling, local businesses are closing. Our roads are congested, our schools are cash-starved, the future looks bleak for our children. It’s high time for a change.
“The Conservative government will blame Covid and Russia. But the UK’s failure to keep up with other countries is on them. The Labour Party, led by Keir Starmer, offers real hope for the people of Worcester. The public are turning to us.
“Worcester deserves a truly local MP who listens, cares and is prepared to show leadership, vision and integrity. I will offer that. I will be Worcester’s voice in Westminster, not Westminster’s voice in Worcester.
“It’s our job in the next 12 months to show those who voted Conservative in 2019, and who have been so badly let down since, that a Labour vote is a safe vote. We are listening, we have the capability, vision and ideas to turn things around. I will be a local, connected and active MP with a vision for our city.
“The people of Worcester are looking to us. 2023 is the year for us to show them that we’re here and we’re ready to govern.”
Tom Collins lives and works in Worcester, where he lives with his wife and children who attend Worcester schools. He works for Worcester Bosch where he has led the development of hydrogen-ready boilers – a key technology for tackling the climate crisis. Tom has been a local campaigner on modern slavery and between 2018 and 2022 served on Worcester City