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AylesfordPrint.jpgTristan Osborne comments on the news Aylesford Newsprint is to move into Administration

Commenting on the news Aylesford Newsprint is going into administration today, Tristan Osborne, Labour’s candidate for MP of Chatham and Aylesford said:

"I visited Aylesford Newsprint in 2013 and met staff on a tour of the facility who were committed to the business and building an export market. The news today will be a real blow to the whole community as the site has been a centre for the print industry for decades. Many local people have been employed at the site for generations and the impact of this announcement will be felt across the local area.

"It is clear that government needs to work with the administrators to ensure communication is clear with staff."

Labour’s Shadow Minister for Industry Iain Wright MP said:

“This is devastating news for employees at Aylesford Newsprint. My first thoughts are with the workforce directly affected. They and their families must be naturally extremely anxious. As a major local employer today’s news will also have a huge knock-on impact on suppliers and the local community. 

“With up to 300 roles affected, we hope a buyer can be found and that as many jobs as possible can be saved.

“Ministers must work alongside the industry and use all levers available to seek a positive outcome.”

 

Aylesford Newsprint going into administration

Tristan Osborne comments on the news Aylesford Newsprint is to move into Administration

tristramhuntphoto2.jpg Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt visited Medway and North Kent to highlight  Labour's plan to improve Primary School results

Tristram met with primary school teachers, governors and parents about how best to support our local schools, and particularly how to improve Key Stage 2 results.

At a meeting hosted by Tristan Osborne, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Chatham & Aylesford, Mr Hunt spoke with representatives of schools across Medway about the challenges that our schools face in their fight to improve, and how they can better help our young people lay a strong foundation from which they can aspire and achieve throughout their lives.

In recent years Medway has consistently been one of the worst performing areas regarding education, and was recently placed bottom – 150th out of 150 – on the national Key Stage 2 rankings. Between January 2010 and January 2014, the number of pupils in classes over 30 increased by over 400%.

Labour’s plan for education – to cap class sizes, expand the vocational curriculum, and give greater responsibility to those at a local level – will ensure local children have a broader and better quality of teaching.

Tristram Hunt MP said:

“Having spoken with some of Medway’s parents and teachers, I can see that they do not lack the drive and ambition to succeed and provide a great education for local children. They’re being let down by a Conservative-led Government and Council that hasn’t given them the support they need to thrive. Only under a Labour Government will we be able to make progress – our plan for education will give young people across Britain a better quality of teaching, and a better start in life”.
  

Tristan Osborne said:

“As someone who grew up in the Medway Towns, I know from my personal experience – but also from speaking to many residents over the years – that local people are worried that our children are being let down. Only Labour has a consistent and co-ordinated plan to improve standards – we’ll work with teachers and parents, not dictate to them from above”.
 
Adam Price, Medway Labour’s Education spokesperson said:

“It is great to see a co-ordinated education plan that will, if we elect a Labour Government and Council this May, brighten the future of our young people across the country. In Medway, where we need strong leadership on education, this will be a welcome relief to parents, teachers and children”.

 

Primary Education Priority

 Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt visited Medway and North Kent to highlight  Labour's plan to improve Primary School results

11001731_10101067333113293_3700683861401215059_n.jpgTristan featured in BBC Politics Show South East with Rt Hon Damian Green MP and Labour PPC for Gillingham and Rainham, Paul Clark

 

Tristan debated issues around Policing in Kent, Labour's prospects in Medway and the cost of commuting by SouthEastern.

The South East section of the show starts from 36:15 mins in.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b051r2bd/sunday-politics-south-east-15022015

BBC Sunday Politics South East

Tristan featured in BBC Politics Show South East with Rt Hon Damian Green MP and Labour PPC for Gillingham and Rainham, Paul Clark  

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