Huw Jones, Labours Candidate for South East Cambridgeshire

Huw says, "I voted Remain, I campaigned for Remain in Ely and across SE Cambs.

The Tories proposed the EU referendum to hide their party divisions. The LibDems called for a referendum in their 2015 manifesto.

The Labour party did not call for a referendum but we are democrats and accept the result. We will clear up the Brexit mess created by the Tories and LibDems.

The Labour message is clear; we will negotiate to get the best deal for the British economy.

Our priorities

  • Put jobs and the economy first
  • Retain the benefits of the Single Market and the Customs Union
  • Guarantee existing rights for all EU nationals living in Britain & secure reciprocal rights for UK citizens living in EU countries
  • Ensure that the UK maintains our leading research role in EU wide scientific collaborations
  • Securing continued EU market access for British farmers and food producers
  • Retain the benefit of EU-derived laws including workplace laws, consumer rights and environmental protections

We will not

  • Sacrifice the UK economy on the altar of anti migrant xenophobia
  • Lecture the British people on how they got it wrong in 2016 and tell them to vote again and again and again until they get it right

Huw says, "I am Welsh, British and European. I believe Britain’s place is in Europe and hope that we will, in time, rejoin the EU. A second referendum in 2018 will set the cause of Britain in Europe back by a generation.

Labour won’t send Blithering Boris, David Davis and Liam Fox to wreck our relationship with Europe. Labour will send Kier Starmer, Emily Thornberry and Barry Gardner to get the best deal for Britain and leave the door open for a better relationship with Europe.

Labour's Brexit Promise

Huw says, "I voted Remain, I campaigned for Remain in Ely and across SE Cambs. The Tories proposed the EU referendum to hide their party divisions. The LibDems called for...

Our Brexit team is lead by Sir Keir Starmer, KCB, QC who was the Director of Public Prosecutions  and the Head of the Crown Prosecution Service before entering politics. He comes across as a man of substance.

Emily Thornberry was a practising barrister before entering politics. She is a shrewd and intelligent woman.

Barry Gardiner worked as a senior partner in shipping insurance and arbitration for ten years before his election to parliament.

Huw says, "I know Barry personally and can say without fear of conradiction that he possesses a fearsome intellect."

If Labour wins our Brexit negotiations will be in safe hands.

The Tory Brexit team will include Boris. Need we say more.

Starmer or Bblithering Boris

You can trust the Labour team to get a good deal for Britain

Labour's top team for Brexit

Our Brexit team is lead by Sir Keir Starmer, KCB, QC who was the Director of Public Prosecutions  and the Head of the Crown Prosecution Service before entering politics. He...

Join us campaigning this week in SE Cambs. Visit the events page to find a local campaigning event.

Events this week

Join us campaigning this week in SE Cambs. Visit the events page to find a local campaigning event.

Labour will deliver a great school in every neighbourhood.  Labour will invest £5bn in schools, paid for by corporations who benefit from a well educated, well trained nation.

Check the graphic or visit SchoolCuts.org to see how many teachers or teaching assistants your local school will loose. The cuts will mean larger class sizes, fewer options at GCSE, less support for pupils with needs. It will mean more begging letters where head teachers are reduced to asking parents to fund basics in their school.

In 2015 Lucy Frazer promised fair funding for Cambridgeshire schools. At that time we were among the lowest funded education authorities. Now that Lucy and her Tory government have delivered on her promise we remain among the lowest funded education authorities.

Huw Jones says "My children went to my local schools in SE Cambridgeshire and I'm really proud of the Village College ethos. Lucy wants to bring back the old, damaging system of Secondary Moderns and Grammars. Our local schools receive £4.7k per year for each child. The local schools where Lucy lives in St John Wood receive £8.4k per year. How is that fair?

In 1997 Labour said we had three priorities 'Education, Education, Education'. We transformed schools, respected teachers, and under the 'Funding Future Schools' initiative and we mended the leaking roofs or replaced dilapidated schools. We did it before and we'll do it again.

Education, education, education

Labour will deliver a great school in every neighbourhood.  Labour will invest £5bn in schools, paid for by corporations who benefit from a well educated, well trained nation. Check the...

van.jpgAfter the 2015 election I made two trips transporting aid to refugees marooned in Calais. To be honest, I drifted into it having been asked by a friend to borrow the big yellow van. We collected tinned food and sleeping bags that had been donated at Daily Bread on King’s Hedges Road. I set off in late September with a friend and another volunteer, not really knowing what to expect.

I saw things that day that I will never forget. It was all the more shocking that it was happening in Calais, a town I’d travelled through many times. I have found it hard to describe the events of that day. There were highs, talking with refugees and volunteers and witnessing a refugee returning a dropped UK passport that one of our group dropped 100m behind on a track. There were lows, witnessing the desperation of the refugees and walking through shanties in a situation with implicit and explicit violence. And I saw young children, though I have no idea if they were alone or not.

My second trip was in late November, the day after a storm. The scene was one of total desolation.

I almost made a third trip in Spring 2016, waved off from Cambridge by Dan Zeichner. We drove from Cambridge, assembled in Whitehall and drove in convoy to Dover, where we were refused entry by the French authorities!

In April 2016 Lord Dubs sponsored an amendment to the Immigration Act 2016 to offer unaccompanied refugee children safe passage to Britain amidst the European migrant crisis. Alf Dubs was born in Prague, then in Czechoslovakia. Dubs was one of 669 Czech-resident, mainly Jewish, children saved from the Nazis on the Kindertransport. When the Dubs amendment came before the House of Commons I wrote to Lucy Frazer. I remembered her heritage as someone whose great grandparents were given sanctuary in the UK when they fled from persecution in eastern Europe. I hoped that she would remember our country’s generosity to her forebears and vote to protect unaccompanied children by welcoming them to the UK. On 25 April Lucy Frazer voted to oppose the Dubs amendment.

At least 10,000 unaccompanied child refugees have disappeared after arriving in Europe, according to the EU’s criminal intelligence agency. Many are feared to have fallen into the hands of organised trafficking syndicates. Human-trafficking gangs exploit the children for sex and slavery. And Lucy was content to leave children at the mercy of these monstrous gangs.

In May 2016 the Conservative government accepted a House of Lords amendment that would allow 3000 children into the UK. In February 2017 the same government reneged on the scheme up having given refuge to only 350 children.

Refuge for refugees

After the 2015 election I made two trips transporting aid to refugees marooned in Calais. To be honest, I drifted into it having been asked by a friend to borrow...

add_1.jpgThe disastrous "reforms" implemented by the coalition government in 2012 have left the NHS in a perilous state. Continued under-funding by the Tories has further compounded this.

In our constituency we have seen the Minor Injuries  Unit in Ely threatened with closure whilst Addenbrookes was placed in special measures due to chronic under-funding. The ticking time bomb that is BREXIT will have further implications, applications from EU nurses has fallen 95% since the referendum at a time when recruitment of student nurses in the UK is in free-fall due to the abolition of the students bursary. 

Some indications of the crisis within the NHS;

  1.   A&E crisis, 900% worse than 2010 (Source: NHS Digital)
  2.   £5bn cuts to social care (Source: NAO)
  3.   Spend per patient down by 9.1% (Source: IFS)
  4.   Nurse vacancy rate up by 200% (Source: HoC Library)
  5.   GP vacancy rate up 500% (Source HoC library)
  6.   NHS Waiting at 8 year high, 3.9m (Source: NHS Digital)
  7.   Cancelled operations up 37% (Source: NHS Digital)
  8.   Nurse pay cut in real terms £2,300 (Source NHS Digital)
  9.   NHS running deficit £2bn (Source: NHS accounts)
  10.   £21bn wasted in agency staff (Source: DoH)

Only Labour can save the NHS

The disastrous "reforms" implemented by the coalition government in 2012 have left the NHS in a perilous state. Continued under-funding by the Tories has further compounded this. In our constituency...

Huw's Campaign was launched in Cambridge alongside South Cambs candidate Dan Greef and Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner. He was interviewed, highlighting the failures of Lucy Frazer in Se Cambs.

Huw's Campaign Launched

Huw's Campaign was launched in Cambridge alongside South Cambs candidate Dan Greef and Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner. He was interviewed, highlighting the failures of Lucy Frazer in Se Cambs.

Huw_2.jpgHuw Jones has been selected as Labours candidate for SE Cambridgeshire. Labour's aim is to rebuild and transform Britain for the many not the few. Join us campaigning for a fairer society. 

Huw Jones for SE Cambs

Huw Jones has been selected as Labours candidate for SE Cambridgeshire. Labour's aim is to rebuild and transform Britain for the many not the few. Join us campaigning for a fairer...

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