Bridget launches General Election campaign with fight for fairness

7 April, 2010 at 8:58 am Leave a comment

Islington South & Finsbury Liberal Democrat challenger Bridget Fox launched her General Election campaign with a call for fairness.

Bridget, who came just 484 votes behind Labour at the last election, began the campaign with a busy programme of visits, including a tour of Finsbury Health Centre with Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary, Norman Lamb MP.

Bridget is fighting on the Liberal Democrat programme of four steps to a fairer Britain:

Fair taxes that put money back in your pocket
The first £10,000 you earn tax-free: a tax cut of £700 for most people
3.6 million low earners and pensioners freed from income tax completely
Paid for in full by closing loopholes that unfairly benefit the wealthy and polluters

A fair future creating jobs by making Britain greener
Break up the banks and get them lending again to protect real businesses
Honesty about the tough choices needed to cut the deficit
Green growth and jobs that last by investing in infrastructure

A fair chance for every child
Ensure children get the individual attention they need by cutting class sizes
Made possible by investing £2.5 billion in schools targeted to help struggling pupils
Give schools the freedom to make the right choices for their pupils

A fair deal by cleaning up politics
Put trust back into politics by giving you the right to sack corrupt MPs
Restore and protect hard-won British civil liberties with a Freedom Bill
Overhaul Westminster completely: fair votes, an elected House of Lords, all politicians to pay full British taxes

Bridget says: “People in Islington have been let down by Labour for years. We’ve had 65 years of Labour and Conservative Governments taking it in turns to make the same old mistakes over and over again.

“A Conservative vote in Islington will just help Labour cling on. The choice in this election is between more of the same with Labour and the Conservatives or real change with the Liberal Democrats.”


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