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My priorities

Great Yarmouth needs a full-time, fully committed MP to end 14 years of inaction and neglect. These priorities will form the backbone of my work, with jobs and growth at the heart of it all.”

Keir Cozens
Labour Candidate for Great Yarmouth
Meet Keir Cozens

Labour has changed.

From Hemsby to Hopton, Martham to Winterton, residents are backing Keir Cozens to deliver real change across Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and the villages.

Labour is back serving working people and that means a recognition that when there is economic chaos, it is working people that pay the heaviest price. And that is unacceptable. So economic stability is our first duty.

That is why everything we put in our manifesto will be fully costed and fully funded. We have worked up our plans in partnership with business with the purpose of kick-starting growth everywhere and making working people in all parts of the country better off.

Labour will build a genuine partnership with business and civil society – sleeves rolled-up, working for the national interest. A strategic partnership that builds a bridge from the jobs we must protect today to the opportunities we have to win tomorrow.

Cut living costs and grow the economy

Following strict rules that strengthen public finances and by reforming planning laws, so we build more houses, windfarms, roads, railways – and developing the local skills needed to do so.

A Labour Government will:

  • Take tough decisions to restore economic stability and secure our economy.
  • Reduce energy bills and invest in the jobs and industries of the future via our Green Prosperity Plan and Great British Energy, a new publicly owned clean generation company.
  • Build more homes and help first time buyers with ‘first dibs’ on new homes in their area.
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Create jobs and invest in clean power

Great Yarmouth powering Great Britain and switching on Great British Energy, a new publicly owned, clean energy company, and quadrupling offshore wind will ensure jobs are created here in Great Yarmouth and that we aren’t dependent on tyrants like Putin.

A Labour Government will:

  • Create Great British Energy, a new publicly-owned clean power generation company to cut your energy bills and deliver good jobs.
  • Cut your energy bills for good – making families up to £1,400 better off a year.
  • Create thousands new, skilled jobs in the industries of the future, rebuilding the strength of our industrial heartlands.
  • Deliver energy security so we’re not dependent on dictators like Putin.
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Get the NHS back on its feet

Paying doctors and nurses overtime to work evenings and weekends to cut the backlog – paid for by ending the non-dom tax break for the very wealthy.

A Labour government will:

  • Cut waiting times by giving the NHS the staff and technology it needs.
  • End the 8am scramble for GP appointments and giving patients a choice of appointments in person or on the phone.
  • Improve cancer survival rates and reduce deaths from heart disease and suicide.
  • More care in the community so patients aren’t stuck in hospital.
  • Deliver thousands more NHS dentist appointments and recruit new dentists to the areas most in need, paid for by abolishing the non-dom tax status.
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Tackle crime and antisocial behaviour

Guaranteeing town centre police patrols in every community to tackle gangs, drug dealers and fly tippers – paid for by cutting outside contractors and waste.

A Labour government will:

  • Put 13,000 more neighbourhood police and PCSOs on our streets.
  • Halve violence against women and girls, and tougher sentences for rapists.
  • Introduce new ‘Respect Orders’, a tough new order with criminal sanctions for antisocial behaviour.
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Secure our borders

Labour has set out a practical plan to strengthen border security, tackle small boat crossings and fix the Tories’ asylum mess.

A Labour government will:

  • Smash the criminal gangs by using counter-terror style tactics – strengthening powers and using the full force of Britain’s intelligence and policing to destroy the evil business model of human trafficking.
  • Deploy more police and investigators in a Cross-Border Police Unit to go after the smuggler and trafficking gangs who undermine our border security and put lives at risk.
  • End hotel use for asylum seekers by clearing the asylum backlog with more staff to process claims and remove people with no right to be here.
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