These are my five key election pledges to you.
Below, for comparison, I list Lib Dem Lynne Featherstone’s voting record on the same issues.
On the NHS
Lynne Featherstone voted to waste £3bn on a top down NHS reorganisation that put private profits before patients.
I, Catherine West will vote to repeal the Health and Social Care Act and keep our NHS public.
On student tuition fees
Lynne Featherstone promised to abolish student tuition fees, then voted to triple them.
I, Catherine West will vote to lower fees and help all young people get into paid work.
On the minimum wage
When Labour proposed increasing the minimum wage, Lynne Featherstone voted against it.
I, Catherine West will vote for an increase to £8 an hour-plus and campaign for the Living Wage.
On private rents
When Labour proposed a ban on unfair letting agent fees,Lynne Featherstone voted againstit.
I, Catherine West will vote to scrap letting agent fees and keep rents down.
On the bedroom tax
Lynne Featherstone voted in favour of the cruel Bedroom Tax on three separate occasions (during the Welfare Reform Bill second reading, against an opposition motion to abandon the bedroom tax (27/02/13) and for removing an exemption (26/02/14).
I, Catherine West will vote to scrap this hated and discriminatory tax.
Watch my short film (2 mins) to hear me speak on some of these issues.