Labour candidate Helen Dallimore is standing to represent Exmouth and Exeter East, a newly formed constituency.

Helen grew up in Devon and, having worked in London as a lawyer, returned 14 years ago and now lives in Exeter with her husband and children.

Helen wants to represent the community to create a fairer, greener and more positive future and said: “as a local parent, I’ve seen and experienced first-hand the impact of the Conservative government over the last 14 years.” The Labour manifesto, announced last week, is: “a fully costed, fully funded plan to turn the country around.” and Helen says it will have a real impact locally addressing many issues people are raising with plans to: “create economic stability; build an NHS fit for the future with reduced waiting lists and increased access to dentists; reform education and childcare, set up Great British Energy; crack down on antisocial behaviour; protect nature and tackle illegal sewage dumping by putting failing water companies under special measures - as someone who has campaigned for cleaner seas for years, such tough action is long overdue.” 

Currently working as a consultant to businesses - local to global - on creating inclusive and productive cultures so people can thrive, Helen understands the importance of fair and accountable leadership. She wants to use her professional skills to tackle the toxicity of politics.

She adds: “people often say that politicians are all the same, but, as a state school educated woman and mother, I could not feel more different to those currently in power. That is also my reason for standing. I want to ensure diverse voices are heard in Parliament.”

Helen adds: “Residents are telling us that they don’t just want change, they need it. To make that happen and to have a voice in the heart of Westminster you need to vote Labour on 4 July. We can win and bring real, long-lasting, positive change to Exmouth and Exeter East.”

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