Flint (Caroline, not the hard, sedimentary cryptocrystalline form of the mineral quartz)
July 27, 2015 Leave a comment
Caroline’s vision for the party:
Our party is not a pressure group. We exist to win elections to improve lives and make the world a better place:
• We need support from all classes, all backgrounds and all corners of the UK. As someone who chaired a constituency party in a marginal seat, Caroline knows we will only succeed if Labour rediscovers its voice, providing real community leadership, especially where we do not have a Labour MP.
• Caroline will work closely with local councillors; she’s even married to one! They have a vital role to play. Labour must be a grassroots movement, not a Westminster elite.
• Caroline was born to a lone parent at 17. She has never known her real dad.
• Caroline was the first in her family to go to university.
• Caroline joined the Labour Party at 17, in 1979. She ran her university Labour Club and was Labour’s student national women’s officer. Caroline was also chair of a marginal constituency in London.
• Caroline worked in local government, the voluntary sector and for a trade union before becoming an MP. In local government she was a union workplace rep.
• Caroline was chair of a marginal constituency in London.
• Caroline was first elected as the MP for Don Valley in 1997. She has been been re-elected four times, and in 2015 she almost trebled her majority, consigning UKIP – who held their party conference in Doncaster – to third place.