Local resident Stephen Webb from East Hendred was selected as Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary candidate for next year’s General Election in May 2015. Stephen is a scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Didcot. He works to develop microscopes for understanding cancers.
Stephen is passionate about ensuring that people are treated fairly and have a say. He understands the specific local issues that people care about, as well as the problems that affect voters nationally. While welcoming the jobs and affordable housing that will come with local developments, he will work to ensure that they benefit existing local residents and protect the character of our beautiful towns, villages and countryside.
Stephen is particularly interested in transport issues, ensuring that all local people are able to travel – to work, to the doctors, to see friends – with less congestion, reliable public transport and upgraded cycle routes (he is a keen cyclist).
Stephen is a member of his parish council and as a relaxation is involved in community theatre.
Stephen says “I believe Labour has a simple and radical vision – treating everyone equally. There should be no ‘no-go’ areas in this country for the Labour Party. We care about people’s needs regardless of how many vote Tory or which part of the country they live in. Having lived in towns, villages and cities, I understand the different needs of rural and urban areas. Improving the lives of ordinary people is what drives my politics”.