I’ll unite everyone to beat the Tories

Winning back Thanet for Labour is a big task, but together we can do it.

Why I'm Standing

With so much injustice in the world, I can’t sit idly by – I take action.

The next election is our chance to end the austerity, chaos and mismanagement of the last 13 years. But if we want a better Thanet, we need a Labour government, and we need to elect a Labour MP right here in East Thanet. It’s a big task but together we can do it.

Whether born or drawn here, people love this place, and rightly so — it has so much going for it; its landscape, its history and above all its people. But Thanet has borne the brunt of rapid change and Tory neglect. Our NHS is on life support, with people struggling to get a GP appointment or register for a dentist. Spiralling house prices and unregulated AirBnB. Our seas and rivers polluted for profit. Now with inflation and interest rates affecting family finances, many are struggling more than ever. It doesn’t have to be like this.

That’s why we need a Labour government.

One that will bring down our bills, paid for by a windfall tax on the oil and gas giants.

One that will end the shortage of nurses and doctors by doubling the number of medical school places.

One that will make our streets safer, hiring more police officers in Thanet, paid for by cutting the Tories’ wasteful spending.

 And one that will ensure we have a stronger economy with good jobs powered by cleaner, cheaper energy

As your Labour candidate and MP, I’ll work for everyone, bringing together the whole community. If you believe that Thanet deserves better, join us.

I'll unite everyone to
beat the Tories


Mutual Aid in the pandemic

When Covid struck, our most vulnerable residents were isolated and many others were keen to help. I set up a Mutual Aid group with residents and a foodbank to support people who needed it.


Tell The Tories

Clean up Thanet's water - and the industry!

My priorities for
East Thanet

The Tories have a shocking record of failure here in Thanet and people here are paying the price of mismanagement and incompetence. I will bring all of my experience and energy to the job of being your MP, uniting the community and bringing national resources and attention to this brilliant place. I will be a strong voice for Thanet in Westminster.

Thanet is buzzing with energy and goodwill, with people determined to help each other and make a better Thanet. From food banks to night shelters, small businesses to bursaries, I will listen and work with people to find solutions to our challenges

Thanet is already part of the future economy, with clean energy being generated here to power nearly a quarter of a million homes. But we can do more to create jobs, skill up our workforce and keep bills down. I will work closely with residents, and businesses to build a green economy with people and fairness at its heart.

We desperately need more doctors and nurses in Thanet which is why Labour will double the number of medical school places, paid for by abolishing the non-dom tax status. And to get the NHS off its knees NOW, Labour will get the NHS working around the clock to clear the backlog. Staff will be able to earn more for weekend and evening shifts, and local hospitals will work together, so the NHS can provide an extra 2 million operations, scans, and appointments in a year.

Our water industry is a scandal: it’s threatening our health and our natural resources. I will fight to force the companies to clean up or face prison sentences.

All markets need regulation and holiday lets are no different. The impact on communities can be severe, reducing the availability of rented homes, and adding strain to local amenities. I will campaign for greater regulation of Airbnb and similar platforms that bypass licensing that hotels are obliged to abide by.

Find Me On Social Media

The Palestinian Mission in London has been subject to repeated attacks, vandalism and threats, yet receives no diplomatic protection.

That isn’t right. Now more than ever, diplomats must be able to operate freely and securely.

My letter to the government with @YvetteCooperMP

Found 16 November, small female crossbreed, no chip. Now in a council pound, she could be missing or stolen from another area.
Please share widely, someone may be…

This brilliant programme made me shout “Yes, exactly!” And grind my teeth w/ fury at complacency & ignorance of Craig Mackinlay about what we can do & how we can benefit by acting on climate. Every S Thanet resident is losing out because this gov is dragging its feet on climate

This is particularly important now when so many women in public life are being made the target of abuse and intimidation. So yes - ask her to stand, and stand with her when things get tough. Keir Starmer in support of #AskHerToStand

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Keir Starmer in support of #AskHerToStand

On Ask Her To Stand day, on 21 November, Sir Keir Starmer MP talks on the importance of involving women at all levels of politics.


Real-life testimonies 👇 from shopworkers who have been targeted with abuse, threats and violence at work.

It has to stop.

As we enter the Christmas shopping season, remember - retail workers, like everyone else, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.


As many will know, the peerless Peter Betts CB CBE, climate diplomat, fearless civil servant & dear, dear friend passed away on 20th Oct 2023.

Hear bout the life of this extraordinary man, 4pm today @BBCRadio4

Thankyou to @tomheapmedia for intro to R4 team & to Gareth at ...R4 🙏🏼

Sat in the car listening to #thelastword and devastated to realise they are talking about the brilliant Pete Betts that I knew as a much loved and respected colleague. A man of integrity intellect and fun. Will be much missed by everyone who knew him @SepiGM @Ed_Miliband @e3g

@Semakaleng @PollyBLabour @UKLabour @carolewilliams @LondonLabour @AnnaSLynch Thanks so much for coming along and for always being so supportive!