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I’m delighted to be selected by local members to be Labour's candidate for the Manchester Gorton by-election. This is my home and I will always be a strong voice for the people of Gorton.
Tory cuts have gone too far. Older people, those needing support for mental health, disabilities and learning difficulties, and those affected by homelessness, alcohol and drugs, are being hit by drastic funding cuts driven through by Theresa May’s heartless government.
Manchester is a world class city, and we can make it even better. I will always speak up for Manchester and stand up for hardworking families here.