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Writing in Politics Home, Shadow Cabinet member and the candidate for Leicester West, Liz Kendall has said that the Conservatives had “crossed the line” with their attacks on Ed Miliband this week.

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Two of Leicester’s MPs, Liz Kendall and Jon Ashworth who are the current candidates for Labour in the Leicester West and Leicester South constituencies respectively have launched their election campaigns with party members and supporters.

They are fighting to change Britain so it works for you, not just a powerful few and return a majority Labour Government. If you’re with them and Labour go to

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Leicester West MP, Liz Kendall writes in the Leicester Mercury about her commitment to achieve the best outcomes for young people and children in her constituency.

My mum was a primary school teacher and the importance of working hard at school was drummed into me from an early age.

A good education was my ticket to a better life and it’s what I want for every child in this city.

Education starts at home. Before I became an MP, I was director of the charity the Maternity Alliance.

We campaigned to improve support for pregnant women, new parents and their babies because all the evidence shows that what happens before a child even gets to school has a big impact on their later life chances.

The level of stimulation and interaction babies and toddlers receive affects the way their brain develops, their behaviour and their ability to learn.

This can be as simple as how much parents play with, read and talk to their babies.

One of the biggest challenges we face in Leicester West is that children start school, on average, 15 months behind where they should be for their age in terms of their development.

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The Chancellor, George Osborne, laughed through his Autumn Statement as he revealed that he was borrowing more than £200 billion more than he set out 2 years ago, that the economy would contract this year and that austerity would be extended to the next 6 years. He delivered one of the worst economic outlooks that a Chancellor has ever had to reveal and a stark reminder that his economic plan to balance the books by 2015 has completely failed.

In her regular Leicester Mercury article Leicester West MP, Liz Kendall, details that there is another way and that it doesn’t have to be like this by having a bankers bonus tax to fund a youth work programme, using the 4G spectrum auction fee to build new houses and a tough new energy regulator to bring down prices. Labour also backs a properly funded British Business Bank to get much needed funds to back growth and investment.

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Leicester West MP, Liz Kendall, backs the Leicester Economic Action Plan recently launched by City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby. In her latest Leicester Mercury article she outlines concerns by the FSB of the continuing difficultly in getting finance for small businesses. In the run-up to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, the Government needs to doing much more to get banks lending and supporting businesses.

Read Liz’s article in the Leicester Mercury.

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