This election is about choosing the person that will represent Dudley.

I have a proven track record on fighting for investment in our town from the new Dudley College buildings that have transformed the town centre to hundreds of new houses in areas like the Priory and kicking off the Black Country Green Shoots fund that has brought in £5.7 million to create 500 jobs.

I’m from Dudley and I work hard for local people all year round because I want to improve things in our area. I think we need to make education and skills our number one priority to give youngsters a first class start, attract new jobs to replace the ones lost in traditional industries and help local businesses grow.

Whether it’s fighting to prevent 400 redundancies at Russells Hall Hospital, working to bring new investment and trade to the town centre, campaigning to save the police station or speaking up on immigration, I’ll always listen to folk in Dudley and stand up for them – whether people in Westminster like it or not.

My message is simple: I’m from Dudley and I’m on your side.