Dear Member,

I am writing to ask for your support in the Northampton North Parliamentary selection.   I am hoping however to meet as many of you as possible in the coming weeks to let you know a little about myself and why I am standing in this selection.

I have a degree in law and currently work in the office of the Treasury Solicitor. 

I regularly give advice and carry out research on the plight of many immigrant and minority women in Britain.  I have published advice booklets on family law rights for immigrants, and give regular talks on the dangers still facing many ethnic minority people in the UK. 

I am deeply concerned about the future of the NHS and think urgent action is needed now to save it from further privatisation.  I want to mobilise a strong and vocal campaign in defence of the NHS and the principles on which it was created.  If you were to select me as your candidate, one of my first actions would be to get in touch with staff in local hospitals and organise a strong defence of the health service and a recognition of the amazing work NHS staff carry out every day.

I believe we need to defend our welfare state and reconnect strongly with trade unions and workers.  As your candidate, I will make contact with all local trade union branches and coordinate a united Labour movement campaign across Northampton. 

I want to restore some integrity in to mainstream politics and bring passion and principle back to our political debate.  For far too long, Parliamentary politics has been dominated by politicians often completely disconnected from the people they serve.  I believe there is a greater need for the people affected by policy to have their voices heard, and for voters to have a greater say in the way they are governed.  We need to bring the Labour Party back to the people it serves.
If you select me as your candidate, I will immediately move to Northampton and begin our important campaign and bring our Party back to our people.

I hope I can count on your support.

Anne Marie