Cheryl has been an active Labour campaigner for over 25 years and believes passionately that power, wealth and opportunity should be in the hands of the many and not the few – and that as a society we achieve more by working together than we can as isolated individuals alone.
Cheryl was born in Nottingham into a mining family. She spent the first part of her career working for Raleigh Cycles prior to becoming active in politics and the trade union movement. Cheryl has served as a Borough and County Councillor and has held senior positions in several trade unions, fighting to improve the pay and conditions of countless workers.In June 2017,
Labour achieved an outstanding result in Rushcliffe, slashing Ken Clarke’s majority in half. Rushcliffe now has the potential to help deliver a Labour majority in Parliament, which means that every single vote for Labour will count at the next election.
As Labour’s candidate, Cheryl will build on the inspiring policies that were outlined in Labour’s 2017 manifesto. Those pledges laid out a vision for a transformational, green-led programme of investment and growth. Cheryl will see that national policy platform translated into local actions.
Currently, the East Midlands has some of the lowest levels of public expenditure in the country. It’s time for that to change. Labour has proposed the creation of a National Investment Bank, which would play a major role in rebalancing our economy, ensuring fairer funding for regions like ours.
Rushcliffe has the capacity to be much greater than it is now. Improving our local communities is vital. Many areas in Rushcliffe have no community banking, inadequate shopping facilities, and are saturated with too many bars and coffee shops. Houses are too expensive to buy. Public transport also leaves much to be desired. Without additional investment, these problems will only continue to worsen. Only together, can we build a Rushcliffe for the many, not the few.