"There is so much to be done in Truro and Falmouth, from campaigning to support our health workers to cleaning up our rivers and seas. I am working hard to be the next MP for Truro and Falmouth, so that I can be a strong and effective voice at Westminster, to make sure the next Labour government is in no doubt about the support we need here".
Promoted by and on behalf of Jayne Kirkham at Richmond House, 37 Edward Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AJ.
JAYNE KIRKHAM, LABOUR PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE FOR TRURO & FALMOUTH
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on why campaigning now is so important.
It was great to be able to take our Shadow Health & Social Care Secretary, Wes Streeting, to Royal Cornwall Hospital to show him what Cornwall’s NHS needs, and the plans for the new Women’s Unit which the Conservatives are delaying & delaying. A Labour government will train thousands of doctors, nurses & midwives & improve terms & conditions for social care workers.
Cornwall Council Budget, Feb 2023 and Cornish devolution
Jayne's interview with Julie Skentelbery of BBC Radio Cornwall, following Cornwall Council's Budget meeting on 21 Feb 2023
Jayne Kirkham is Labour's Parliamentary Candidate at the next General Election
"In my role as Labour’s Group Leader at Cornwall Council I have:
Won the first ever successful budget challenge at Cornwall Council, investing £3.5 million in mental healthcare for young people
Secured policies at Cornwall Council to ensure that our money is spent locally wherever possible and on organisations that benefit our people and environment.
Supported the Ethical Care Charter in Cornwall, which improves the pay, terms and conditions of Cornish care workers.
Chaired the Pensions Committee and introduced a new Responsible Investment Policy which commits to drastically cut the amounts our Local Government Pension Fund invests in carbon.
Set up a fund so that 5% of Cornish workers’ pensions are invested in affordable housing and renewable energy in Cornwall.
Shaped Labour Party housing policy at last year’s national conference
I know there is so much more to be done in Truro and Falmouth, so much more that an effective and hard working Labour MP could achieve.
I live and work in this constituency. After qualifying as a lawyer, I worked as a Trade Union and Employment Rights solicitor, representing people at work for more than a decade, before I married and moved to the west country.
Then, as a single parent, I put my skills to good use, volunteering at the Cornwall Citizens Advice Bureau when my son was small and then working as a teaching assistant at Falmouth School for nearly 7 years while he was in school."
Why Jayne is best placed to win for Labour
My track record in elections:
Tripled the Labour Vote in 2017 General Election. In 2017 I slashed the Tory majority in the Truro and Falmouth seat from 14,000 to just 3,792, after the second biggest swing in the UK
A 64% Vote Share in Falmouth. In 2018 I won my Cornwall Council seat with a 60% vote share and increased that majority in 2021
Proven effective politician for Truro & Falmouth:
Proposed and pushed through the Climate Emergency declaration at Cornwall Council
Achieved the first successful budget challenge at Cornwall Council winning £3.5m for mental healthcare in schools
Persuaded Cornwall Council to adopt a Local Procurement strategy
Jayne's campaign video:
"I have the local profile, track record, team & sheer will to win this seat for Labour."
Jayne's top 3 priorities for Truro & Falmouth
Support for Jayne
Labour members from Truro & Falmouth join Jayne at her campaign launch.
Jayne has the profile to win this seat for Labour
Jayne's plan to win Truro & Falmouth
I live in the constituency and have brought my son up here. I used to be a trades union lawyer for people injured at work or sacked, then a teaching assistant at Falmouth School. Now I’m a councillor representing local people. With your support and selection as your Parliamentary Candidate, I will win Truro & Falmouth for Labour:
I will campaign relentlessly and positively to earn the trust of the citizens of Truro and Falmouth in a better future with a Labour government.
I commit to reach every constituent with Labour’s message – be it by knocking on their door, appearing on their TV or radio, in their newspaper or on their social media feed.
I will bring people together and unite our local party to focus on winning. 300 people came out with me to campaign on polling day in 2017 and made the difference. It can be even better next time.
I will be a strong voice for members and constituents and continue to highlight the problems facing Cornwall and hold the Tories to account.