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Results: 650 of 650 constituencies declared
|CON 307||LAB 258||LIB DEM 57||OTHER 28|
Name: Dave Hill
Candidate for: Brighton Kemptown
Why I want to be an MP: I’m standing to fight the jobs massacre and cuts in public services that all the main parties promise.
Already in Brighton there are plans to slash police, lecturers, council workers. Every school in Brighton will lose teachers.
But these cuts aren’t necessary. Instead, scrap Trident, PFI and ID cards, bring home troops from Afghanistan and tax the rich.
Since working on building sites with my dad and brothers, I have spent my lifetime as a teacher – and trade unionist – in “challenging” primary and secondary schools and in higher education trying to tackle inequalities in schooling.
I am standing as a workers’ MP on a workers’ wage – the only candidate to do so.
I was Labour for 44 years – standing for Parliament for Labour in Brighton and leading the Labour group of councillors.
But I’m against New Labour, dancing to the same big business tune now as the Tories and Lib Dems.
The groups involved in the Brighton Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) led the Defend Council Housing campaign, successfully keeping Brighton’s council stock in public ownership – despite all political parties voting (one way or another) against full public ownership.
I, and TUSC, disagree that ordinary working and poor people must pay for the crisis caused by the bankers, big business and their politicians.
We say improve public services, create a much more equal society, increase the minimum wage, raise pensions, reverse antitrade union laws and encourage a movement of ordinary people to set up a new left party to replace Labour.
Marital status: Just remarried
Born: Arlesey, Bedfordshire, October 10, 1945, lived in Brighton since teenage years.
Address: Cumberland Road, Brighton
Occupation: University teacher
Interests: Writing/editing books on equality, seeing my children and grandchildren.
And, I’m a finger-picking guitar player and a photographer. I was a (not particularly good) photojournalist for a time.
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