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CAidNXaUsAAiWW5.jpgTris Osborne visited Morrison's Princes Park to launch to speak to USDAW members on how Britain deserves better

Tris was joined by Medway Labour Group Leader, Cllr Vince Maple and candidate for Princes Park, Alan Higgins.

Tristan met and spoke with staff at the store and highlighted how USDAW was working with Labour to deliver policies for working people across Chatham and Aylesford.

Tris said

"It was a pleasure to meet the staff across the store. Supermarkets are a major employer across the constituency but under the Tories many workers feel let down. We also have a major issue with proliferation of zero-hour cultures that needs to stop. It was a reminder that all political parties need to listen to those who work in our businesses"

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Working people deserve better

Tris Osborne visited Morrison's Princes Park to launch to speak to USDAW members on how Britain deserves better

CAefYN5W8AAw35X.jpgLabour's transport policies will give bus and train passengers power again if elected in May

 

Labour's parliamentary candidate for Chatham & Aylesford Tristan Osborne and Labour Group Leader Vince Maple were pleased to welcome Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Michael Dugher MP to Chatham.

During the visit Tristan raised the many concerns local residents have given to him about the price of commuting with some season tickets to London now costing in excess of £5,000

 Tristan, Vince and Michael also met with senior managers of Arriva where the potential future direction of bus services across Medway were discussed, including Labour's plan to devolve £30 billion of funding to local government focused on key areas like public transport.

Michael Dugher MP said:  “I was pleased that Tristan invited me down to visit Chatham and Aylesford, Tristan made a powerful case on behalf of those in the area who have suffered through Tory inflation busting rises on both the railways and buses.

“It’s clear that Labour’s plan to devolve thirty billion pounds from Whitehall to local communities will make a real difference to areas like Medway to better make decisions on improvements to transport infrastructure.”

Tristan said "It was great to be able to share with Michael the real concerns Chatham and Aylesford residents have when it comes to the issues of transport.  It is clear we need a Labour Government to get our communities moving again.  It is simply unacceptable that we have seen a 20% increase in train fares in the last five years."

Vince added "On May 7th, if people support a Labour Government locally and nationally it is a chance to start to reverse the last decade of decline we have seen under a Conservative Council when it comes to the issues of public transport.  We would prioritise reducing and simplifying bus fares rather than the pet projects of spending £4 million on a concrete runway at Rochester Airport or the so called ‘Dynamic Bus Facility’ which is simply not fit for purpose particularly in winter weather."

 

Cut cost of commuting

Labour's transport policies will give bus and train passengers power again if elected in May  

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

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