Anneliese Dodds is standing as Labour’s candidate for Oxford East at the general election.
Anneliese says, “I am proud of Oxford. I am standing to be your MP because I want to see all sections of Oxford thrive and for our city to remain a vibrant, welcoming community. I will be a strong, caring voice who can help get the good jobs, homes and public services which our city needs.”
Anneliese lives on Rose Hill with her partner Ed and children Freddie, nearly four, and Isabella, one. Anneliese has represented Oxford since 2014 as our MEP. In that role, Anneliese served on the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, focusing especially on clamping down on tax avoidance by big companies. She was also responsible for tightening rules on ﬁnancial services, to help prevent any repeat of the global ﬁnancial crisis. If elected as MP for Oxford East, Anneliese would immediately stand down as MEP, and the next-placed candidate on the Labour list would become our MEP. For information on Anneliese's activities as MEP, please see www.anneliesedoddsmep.uk.
Anneliese first moved to Oxford in 1996. Her children were born in the JR, and Freddie starts at Rose Hill Primary School in September. Before becoming an MEP she was a university lecturer, which included leading a research centre focused on improving the safety of patients in the NHS. She also chaired a local debt and welfare advice centre.
As your MP, Anneliese would work to improve employment opportunities and and working rights for local people. Labour plans to raise the minimum wage to £10 per hour, and Anneliese will work with large and small businesses to make sure they continue to invest in our city and create new jobs. If elected to government, Labour would build 100,000 genuinely affordable homes a year, including new council houses. Anneliese would work with the local council to tackle our city’s housing crisis and make sure there are new homes and action to reduce rough sleeping.
Locally, our public services are struggling from underinvestment and unnecessary reorganisation under the Tories. Labour will invest in our NHS and social care services, and end the freeze on public sector wages which is making living in Oxford unaffordable for nurses, teachers and other essential public service workers.
Labour would also provide fair funding for schools, scrap tuition fees and create a new National Education Service, so that our children can get the best start in life and people of all ages can continue to learn and develop new skills.
Anneliese is very concerned about cuts affecting people on low incomes. She will ﬁght to protect support for people with disabilities. She would also campaign for help with rent which reﬂects the high cost of living in Oxford. Above all, if elected as your MP Anneliese would listen to you and be on your side. She will bring people together, working to give Oxford the jobs, homes and services that we need for the future.
For more information about what Anneliese's fighting for in Oxford East, please visit her facebook page at www.facebook.com/AnnelieseforOxfordEast
You can also follow her on twitter at @AnnelieseDodds