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A fresh start for Yeovil

We've had 14 years of failure - first from the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition, and now from today's Conservative government.

Enough is enough - it's time for change.

Only Labour can offer the fresh start Yeovil needs.

I'm a scientist, national education expert and local mental health campaigner.

 

I will work hard every day to deliver a better future for Yeovil.

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I grew up in Somerset, my dad is from Yeovil and my family have lived locally for generations. (My uncle and grandpa are big Yeovil Town FC fans, and my grandma was a tracer at Westland - now Leonardo) 

 

I've secured change for residents here before. In 2018 I lost my mum after failures in mental health care locally. I successfully fought for lessons to be learnt from her death, and for changes to mental health services to make them safer for everyone across Somerset.

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I have experience working on policy at a national level. I'm a leading national education expert, and have successfully fought for policy change in Westminster to benefit low income children. I currently work in a high-profile role at a national education charity.

I have a PhD in Neuroscience, and I’ve worked as an expert advisor to MPs on scientific issues in Parliament.

I can secure change for Yeovil in Westminster.

"I'm deeply concerned by the plans to close the Hyper-Acute Stroke Unit (HASU) in Yeovil Hospital. Asking people to travel to Dorchester or Taunton, especially given the limited public transport options available, is not to me an acceptable alternative to the existing local unit.”

“After 14 years of failure from the Conservatives, including 5 years in which they were propped up by the Liberal Democrats, the NHS is on its knees. Labour will be the government that finally transforms our NHS to make it a service fit for today."

Dr Rebecca Montacute

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