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Labour Selects Equalities Campaigner to take on the 'Two Pauls'

Friday 8 November 2013


The Labour Party in Sutton and Chean has selected Emily Brothers to contest the 2015 General Election in Sutton and Cheam, contesting incumbent LibDem Paul Burstow and Tory hopeful Paul Scully. She said:

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to advance Labour’s campaign for fairness, improved living standards and public services.”

“I’m offering a progressive alternative to the double act of Paul-and-Paul – same name, same policies. One Paul will raise your bills here, another Paul will raise your bills there – the negative impact will be the same. Voting Emily, voting Labour – provides a new start for Sutton and Cheam.”

“I intend developing a conversation with local people and groups about Labour’s priorities for Government. I look forward to meeting you.”

Emily is the first blind woman to be selected as a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate.

Emily Brothers has lived in the borough since 1990 and has two children. She stood for Labour in the 2010 local election for Sutton North. Emily is Programme Head at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, responsible for health and local government. Prior to this, Emily worked at the Disability Rights Commission, managed RNIB’s UK post-16 education and employment services and played an active role in reforming the Greater London Association of Disabled People. As an advocate for rights and independence, Emily (herself blind) has campaigned for various social causes and is a former President of the National Federation of the Blind. Currently, Emily is on the Board of Community Network, an innovative charity seeking to combat loneliness through telephone communities. As Labour’s 2015 candidate, Emily aims to enhance local people’s living standards, protect their services and promote opportunities for all.
 

 

 

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