Prime Minister Gordon Brown today fired the starting gun on a May 6 General Election which Labour candidates Naz Sarkar and Anneliese Dodds say will present people in Reading with the most important choice for a generation.|
"Labour will secure the economic recovery," they say, "protect frontline services and support communities and families, while a Conservative Party committed to taking billions out of the economy would kill the recovery, hit jobs and dismantle the services families in Reading rely upon".
Naz Sarkar says: "You know how the Tories starved our schools of resources, you know the callous way Reading's Tory neighbours treat the elderly, you know how the Tories talk tough on crime but - as in London - slash the number of police officers. The Tory threat to our services is very real, very immediate. This is the time to stand tall and say that the Tories remain wrong for Reading."
And Anneliese Dodds adds: "Labour took the tough decisions to take us through the recession and get Reading - and the country - on the road to recovery. Let's not throw it all away with a Conservative Party that would cut support to the economy now - choking off recovery and shredding jobs. The Conservatives would also chop child tax credits for ordinary families whilst handing out big tax cuts to the wealthiest few"
"It is only Labour who will deliver a future, fair for all."