Kemptown MP calls for clean election campaign

Sarah Green January 19, 2015

Following the opening shots of the 2015 Parliamentary election campaign being fired by national politicians, Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, calls for a clean election campaign.

Simon Kirby MP for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven
Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven

WITH THE campaigning period for the 2015 national Parliamentary election having officially started on December 18th, Mr Kirby is calling on all candidates and volunteers to run a clean campaign, and to shy away from the dirty politics that he says go a long way towards turning members of the public away from politics altogether. He has given assurances that he will continue to work hard for all of his constituents, no matter how they intend to vote.

Mr Kirby said: “We are now officially in the election period, and I would ask that everyone involved in this upcoming election makes sure they are diligent in running a clean campaign, focused on the important issues and debates. It is vital that the members of the public remain engaged throughout the election, and are able to make their decisions based on the campaigns that we run.”

Nancy Platts: Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven
Nancy Platts, Labour parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven

Nancy Platts, Labour parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, responded: “As voters in Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven know already, I shall be focusing on substantive issues of policy and campaigning on the things that matter to local people.

“I have worked closely with the community to replace the Eaton Place GP surgery and tackle cuts to the fire service that mean we’ll lose both a fire engine and 24 firefighters here in the City, putting lives at risk.

“Simon Kirby’s voting record as a Conservative MP needs to be scrutinised. He voted for the Health and Social Care Act that has opened up our NHS to privatisation, to increase the cap on tuition fees and for policies that hit the poorest and most vulnerable in our communities, such as the Bedroom Tax. My campaign will be clean but Simon Kirby should be ready for fair criticism of his actions.” 

Mr Kirby continued: “I work hard for every one of my constituents, and I would like to assure everyone that this will continue as normal, throughout the election period. I will continue to hold constituency advice surgeries, and will be responding to letters, emails, and calls as I would normally.

“If anyone needs assistance at any point in the upcoming months, or would like to raise their specific concerns with me, please do not hesitate to be in contact, as I am always here to help.”