Shelly Darwin

As an active Ipswich Councillor, I listen and hear where Labour can help our communities. Members’ voices must be heard loud and clear. I am, unfortunately, both personally and through my work experience, well aware of many inequalities and injustices that exist within our society and the detrimental impact this can have on the lives and life chances of so many. I am firmly leadership supporting and inspired by the hope Labour can and is offering. Clarity and simplicity helps voters see that Labour are the party for them. I am passionate that our policy should be accessible and understandable. We can build on the strong policy foundations of our last manifesto to bring about a Labour government for the many.

I am ready to hear from members and to feedback regularly, to move forwards with shaping our manifesto for whenever a general election comes. Hopefully I will be a part of the forum to help shape that manifesto and please remember that not only do I need your nomination, I’m also asking you to trust me with your vote when voting opens in the summer.

I stand for real social change; lessening the disadvantages of inequality and poverty in our society. Representation matters; I firmly believe that our party must be relatable, engaging, welcoming and open. I am a champion for equal opportunities and equality and continue to challenge and raise awareness in all that I do.

Public services should be run for the good of people not profit. I have campaigned and demonstrated against cuts to our children’s centres, the fire service, education and in support of our NHS. As a single parent, a qualified teacher and having worked in youth justice; I fight for a better future for all children and young people.

Have been both young labour officer and women’s officer on Ipswich CLP Executive and worked to increase engagement and strived to represent members’ views and opinions throughout.

I’m an active trade unionist and branch equality officer for Suffolk Unite Community, which has become a powerful local campaigning group.

Ipswich Councillor since 2015. Through interactions with residents and as a regular doorstep campaigner, I have seen that a people are best shielded from this vicious Tory government by a Labour council.

I am firmly leadership supporting and am inspired by the hope labour can and is offering. Clarity and simplicity helps voters see that labour are the party for them. I am passionate that our policy should be accessible and understandable. We can build on the strong policy foundations of our last manifesto to bring about a Labour government for the many.

Shelly Darwin


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