Laetisia Carter To Fight Witney Seat

Chippy’s very own Laetisia Carter has been chosen as the Labour Party candidate for the Witney Constituency in the General Election on 8 June.

Laetisia is a West Oxfordshire District Councillor for Chipping Norton and is Deputy Leader of the Labour Group on WODC.

She was the Labour ‎candidate for the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner, where she won plaudits from many, including her Conservative opponent, for the vibrancy and professionalism of her campaign.

“I am thrilled to have been selecte‎d as Labour’s candidate” said Cllr Carter, “it would be a huge privilege to represent the people of West Oxfordshire at a national level.  I was born, raised and educated in West Oxon and love this area.”

“I will be a prominent, energetic MP and ensure a strong voice for West Oxfordshire. As a mother of two young children I feel I understand the struggles that local families face” she said.  “The Lib Dem and Conservative coalition did great damage.  Under this Government it is getting worse.  Labour has costed plans to invest in the skils, health and future of everyone – for the many, not the few.”

Laetisia’s campaign has got off to a flying start and she will be out campaigning this Saturday in the centre of Chipping Norton and Witney.  She will be at a group photocall at 10am this Saturday in Chipping Norton at the Labour Campaign Stall before heading off to join supporters in Witney.

Laetisia is a seasoned campaigner who has fought against the cuts to public services, especially the NHS and our Children’s Centres.  She has thirteen years of public service experience, having worked in both the NHS and for Thames Valley Police.

For further comment or interviews please contact:  Cllr Laetisia Carter on 07809 876686 or Merilyn Davies, Witney CLP Press Officer, on 07966 796178 or Steve Akers, CNLP Campaigns & Media, on 07903 870695