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KERRY POLLARD ANNOUNCES PLEDGES FOR ST ALBANS

Launching his campaign today (Sunday, 14 May) Kerry Pollard, has announced five key pledges to the people of St Albans. The former MP set out the agenda he would pursue if Labour win the seat in the General Election on Thursday 8 June. He pledged: To give you a say on Brexit Kerry supports a […]

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KERRY SELECTED FOR ST ALBANS LABOUR 2017

We are delighted to announce that Kerry Pollard has been selected to represent Labour in the 2017 election. His campaign was launched officially today (Sunday, 14 May) at Labour’s headquarters on 28 Alma Road. You can keep up-to-date with the latest news from the campaign by following Kerry on Twitter (@kerrypollard4Mp) and on Facebook (facebook.com/kerrypollard4mp). […]

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FORMER SENIOR LIBERAL DEMOCRAT BACKS KERRY POLLARD

KERRY POLLARD IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR FORMER LIBERAL DEMOCRATS. ONLY LABOUR CAN DEFEAT TORIES IN ST ALBANS. Professor Richard Grayson, formerly the national policy director for the Liberal Democrats and their candidate for Hemel Hempstead in 2005 and 2010, has urged his ex-party colleagues to back Labour’s Kerry Pollard in St Albans to defeat the […]

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TACKLING THE HOUSING CRISIS

Just 47,000 affordable homes a year are being built in Britain. Most of these are built by housing associations, only around 2,000 of them are built by local authorities even though there are already 1.7m households on waiting lists for council housing. To meet this backlog, many more affordable homes are needed. The tragedy is […]

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NHS IN DANGER: BMA CALL FOR INTEGRATED CARE

Kerry Pollard recently met with Keith Ward, the Chief Executive of the British Medical Association, to be briefed on the issues that the BMA sees as crucial for our NHS. There is no doubt that the A&E crisis looms large in their thinking currently but longer term the BMA sees the introduction of an integrated […]

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NHS IN DANGER: A&E CRISIS

Ambulances queuing, tents in hospital car parks, patients in corridors are all signs of an A&E system under acute stress – and with one of the (so far) mildest winters on record. For eighteen weeks this winter, the NHS in England failed to meet its targets to see see patients in A&Es within four hours. […]

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NHS IN DANGER: WE’RE NOT TRAINING ENOUGH NURSES

Recently Dr Peter Carter, General Secretary of the Royal College of Nurses, highlighted the number of nurse training places that had been cut. There is no doubt that there is an acute shortage of nurses, our own NHS Trust has been recruiting nurses from Spain, Holland and further afield. Here in Hertfordshire we have one […]

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BE OUR GUEST

Through his role as chair of governors at Batchwood School, Kerry met a former footballer who is doing his bit for the community by helping children in difficult circumstances. We invited St Albans resident and former England and Arsenal striker Alan Smith to write a column about his mentoring role at the school. COMMITMENT IS THE […]

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OUT AND ABOUT WITH KERRY

As someone who has lived in St Albans for most of his life, and who raised his children in the city, Kerry knows our community and has worked for many years with local people to improve our environment. No other candidate knows St Albans better or has a longer record of supporting local communities. WAINSCOTT […]

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