Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Northampton South
Hello, I am Gareth Eales and I am Labour’s next Parliamentary Candidate for Northampton South.
A bit of background on me; for over 20 years since the age of 18, I have been a postal worker at Royal Mail. I’ve lived in Spencer area with my family all my life and my family have lived in Northampton since around 1880, so I am very much a local candidate.
I’m also a local Borough and County Councillor. Over recent years, I’ve fought four local elections and have been returned each time with an increase in the vote, I believe that is down to the hard work I do on behalf of my constituents – I want to do the same for you, in parliament.
I’m standing to be your next MP because I’m passionate about ﬁghting for a bold and transformative Labour government. In the past seven years we’ve seen worsening inequality, a generation being denied access to decent housing and jobs, an explosion of insecure employment and our public services pushed to crisis point through underfunding. These are the primary issues I want to challenge & change and be your voice in Parliament.
For me, this isn’t a career move, it’s a calling to stand up and represent the people of my town, my home, where I am born & bred – so when the time comes, I hope for your kind support.
I am From Northampton South, For Northampton South.
GARETH’S PLEDGES TO YOU
CAMPAIGN TO END AUSTERITY FOR OUR PUBLIC SERVICES
We have suffered from years of funding cuts to local services… just look at the state of Northants County Council today! I would campaign for a new funding settlement to ensure properly funded local public services and I would also push for Northampton to have a unitary authority.
CAMPAIGN FOR A SOLUTION TO THE HOUSING CRISIS
House prices in Northampton South have doubled in fourteen years. We need a nationwide programme of council house building, we should scrap the right to buy, we should introduce rent controls and the homelessness crisis needs urgent action.
CAMPAIGN TO REVERSE CUTS TO SCHOOL BUDGETS
Before the last budget, many of our local schools faced cuts of over £400 per pupil. A Labour government must reverse these cuts and I would ﬁght for this to happen.
FIGHT TO PROTECT OUR NHS
Northampton General Hospital is under severe pressure, having had to operate on high alert at times last winter. As your MP, I would ﬁght to protect our NHS and ensure Northampton General Hospital has the funding it needs & deserves!
IF ELECTED, I WILL GIVE 10% OF MY SALARY AS AN MP TO LOCAL CHARITIES
For me this isn’t a career. I pledge to support local nominated charities annually with personal donations.