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Meet Our St Ann's Candidate - Noah Tucker

Noah has lived in St Ann’s ward for 19 years, and has a campaigning track record as a trade unionist and activist.

In the face of the continuing huge cuts in funding, pushed through by the Tories with the full support of the Lib Dems, only Labour will stand up for local people. Labour in Haringey has protected and improved our libraries, overseen huge improvements in education, held Council Tax down to help hard-pressed local people, and funded more police to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. That’s why a vote for Labour’s Noah Tucker in the St Ann’s by-election on October 6 is so important.

Noah says:

It’s clear now that ordinary people, in St Ann’s and across Haringey, are paying the price for government cuts. As your councillor I will work together with residents, community groups and trade unions to campaign against Tory policies and for a better future for our area. That means genuinely affordable housing, properly accountable public services and secure jobs . As your councillor that is what I will be fighting for.'

Standing up for our NHS

Poor health blights too many lives in Haringey, and our NHS is under more and more pressure from Tory funding cuts. Local hospitals like the North Middlesex have been struggling to meet demands in A&E; there’s a growing GP crisis locally and increasing mental health problems.

Labour candidate Noah Tucker says

Our local health and adult care services are struggling because of government cuts, It’s no surprise that our hard-working junior doctors are saying enough is enough. We need properly funded health services, and we need the much-needed improvements at St Ann’s hospital, which provides vital services for local people.

Health is also about access to adequate open spaces like Chesnuts Park and Finsbury Park, tackling air pollution and decent, warm and genuinely affordable housing. I will make it a top priority to campaign with all local people for the health services we need – so that no one in St Ann’s is left behind. I will campaign for action on air quality, working to ensure that St Ann’s and Haringey gain maximum benefit from our London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s initiatives to extend and bring forward the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone; and to reduce pollution from lorries and buses.

Tackling Rogue Landlords

Under the Tory and Tory / Lib Dem coalition governments, since 2010 house prices and private sector rents have soared, while wages have fallen and benefits have been cut. As a result, families are now being priced out of being able to afford a home in Tottenham including in St Ann’s and at the same time, access to council and affordable housing has become more restricted.

Far too often the private rented sector does not offer a decent and affordable housing alternative to our residents.

Noah said:

We need to build more council homes and other genuinely affordable homes. Meanwhile there should be no place for slum landlords profiting from high rents, poor conditions and insecurity for their tenants. Labour in Haringey continues to clamp down on slum landlords and seeks to control HMO conversions, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan has made a commitment to make renting more affordable.

Standing Up for Our Local High Streets

Our high streets - Green Lanes and West Green Road, Seven Sisters Road and Tottenham High Road - are hugely important to our diverse community. Labour has a track record delivering improvements, together with residents, traders and community groups.

Labour’s action on Green Lanes shows how we can bring improvements to our area even in the face of the huge cuts to local councils voted through by the Tories and Lib Dems in government,” said Noah. “We all need to work together to defend and improve our area – if elected I will listen to all local people and campaign to get the action and investment we need, whether from the council, from the Mayor of London or from TfL.

Getting the best start in life

For a more equal borough, education giving all our young people the best start in life is vital. That's why Labour in Haringey has made education a top priority. And schools in Haringey are now a success story. All Haringey secondary’s and more than nine in 10 of primaries are now graded good or outstanding, and results are improving more than almost anywhere else in the country.

 However, equality in education is at risk from the Tory government’s plans to bring back grammar schools. The Labour Party nationally has forced the government to back down on its attempt to force all schools to become academies.

Labour candidate Noah Tucker says:

As someone with many years’ experience of children’s services, I know how important good schools are for our young people – not just academically but all round. Schools should not be pressurised into becoming academies. The best possible education for all young people in St Ann’s will be one of my top priorities

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