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Tom Greatrex has officially been nominated as the Scottish Labour & Co-operative Party candidate for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, lodging his papers with South Lanarkshire Council's election office last week.
 
Tom has been nominated by local residents (who have not always been Labour voters) from all parts the constituency who he has worked with during the past five years of being the MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, and who are now backing his bid for re-election. 

Tom Greatrex, Scottish Labour & Co-operative Party candidate for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, commenting on his nomination, said:

"This is one of the most important elections for a generation. Scotland faces a clear choice between five more years of Tory cuts or a Labour government with a better plan, putting fairness into the economy. for the many, not the few. We need Labour’s better plan for our economy, one that recognises that Scotland only prospers when it works for working people. We simply cannot afford another Tory Government. On 8th May, there will either be a Labour government or a Tory government - voting for other parties only increases the chances of the Tories being the largest party and being able to carry on with David Cameron in Downing Street,

"There is so much that needs to change and improve - and it is vital the new government focus on investing in the NHS, getting rid of the bedroom tax, bringing fairness into the economy by reversing the Tory millionaires tax cut and increasing the minimum wage to at least £8 an hour, incentivising the living wage and getting rid of exploitative zero hours contract. Those changes will only come with a Labour government. It has been a privilege to represent our communities for the past five years. With the support of the people of Rutherglen and Hamilton West, I will continue to speak up strongly on the issues that matter in Parliament."

 Those nominating Tom from the Hamilton part of the constituency said:

 Mo Razzaq, a small business owner from Blantyre:

"Tom Greatrex has worked hard to speak up for local businesses - big or small - over the past 5 years.  He understands the issues we face and has championed us both locally and nationally. The Labour Party's policies are those we need to improve society and give people in Blantyre a fairer deal"

John Tierney, from Blantyre, a former Yes campaigner:

"I was a passionate Yes voter in the referendum - but the election is different. This is about getting rid of the Tory government, and I'll be voting Labour to get better and fairer policies for people here. I know Tom, he is a decent guy who is interested in Blantyre and works hard - that's why I'm supporting him as easily the best candidate for this area."

John Freeman, from Friends of Udston and Glenlee Woods, Hamilton:

"Tom Greatrex works hard for our community and I'm grateful for the long-standing support he has given to the Friends of Udston and Glenlee Woods. But more than that, Tom argues passionately and articulately for the policies to help working people and he has the clout in Westminster to get things done."

Cathy Huchison, from High Blantyre:

 “Tom holds surgeries every week, and he is always there to listen and to help.  He gives everything to people here – and will do all he can to fight for them.  We need an MP who doesn’t take this area for granted, who works hard and is willing to go the extra mile.  That’s why Tom has got my vote.”

 John Martin, from Torhead Farm:

 “Tom has helped me on two occasions and he is one of the most approachable, down to earth guys you could ever meet.  He works hard and gets things done – it would be hard to beat his commitment to the area.  I don’t always vote Labour but I’m definitely voting for Tom.”

Tom Greatrex Nominated for Re-Election by Blantyre and Hamilton residents

Tom Greatrex has officially been nominated as the Scottish Labour & Co-operative Party candidate for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, lodging his papers with South Lanarkshire Council's election office last week.  

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Tom Greatrex has officially been nominated as the Scottish Labour & Co-operative Party candidate for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, lodging his papers with South Lanarkshire Council's election office last week.
 
Tom has been nominated by local residents (who have not always been Labour voters) from all parts the constituency who he has worked with during the past five years of being the MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, who are now backing his bid for re-election. 

Tom Greatrex, Scottish Labour & Co-operative Party candidate for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, commenting on his nomination, said:

"This is one of the most important elections for a generation. Scotland faces a clear choice between five more years of Tory cuts or a Labour government with a better plan, putting fairness into the economy. for the many, not the few. We need Labour’s better plan for our economy, one that recognises that Scotland only prospers when it works for working people. We simply cannot afford another Tory Government. On 8th May, there will either be a Labour government or a Tory government - voting for other parties only increases the chances of the Tories being the largest party and being able to carry on with David Cameron in Downing Street.

"It has been a privilege to represent our communities for the past five years. With the support of the people of Rutherglen and Hamilton West, I will continue to speak up strongly on the issues that matter in Parliament."

 Those nominating Tom from the Rutherglen and Cambuslang part of the constituency said:

Charles Clark, from Spittal, who runs the Cambuslang and Rutherglen Art Club:
 
"I am nominating Tom because I have seen first hand how active and engaged he is in our community, and also because he has a record of speaking up for the issues that matter to local people in Parliament over the last five years. That is exactly what I want our MP for the next five years to be doing, and why I think Tom is the best candidate for the job."
 
Kathleen Connor, from Rutherglen, who recently retired from St Bride's Primary School in Cambuslang:
 
“Tom Greatrex is that rarest of politicians, unassuming but passionate about what matters to everyone NHS, Education, Welfare”
 

Aaron Smith, a first time voter from Rutherglen and former Yes campaigner:

"I voted yes in the Referendum and I am voting Labour in the General Election because Scotland and the rest of the UK couldn't handle another five years of Tory cuts.  That's why I am voting for Tom Greatrex because I believe he can carry our voice in Westminster."

Jackie Rinn, a local campaigner from Halfway:

"Tom really cares about our communities, and has been active in our area over the last five years and gone out of his way to help. We need the policies he has stood up and argued for in Parliament - on the living wage, exploitative zero hours contracts and energy prices -  I have no doubt he is the right person to represent us."

 Cathy Fleming, Secretary of Rutherglen Community Council:

 "I know many people that Tom has helped in Rutherglen and Cambuslang over the last five years - he is pleasant, hard-working and gets things done, and he speaks up for us nationally. We are lucky to have somebody like Tom on our side." 

Tom Greatrex Nominated for Re-Election by Cambuslang and Rutherglen residents

Tom Greatrex has officially been nominated as the Scottish Labour & Co-operative Party candidate for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, lodging his papers with South Lanarkshire Council's election office last week.  

This site account was established while I was a Member of Parliament.  As Parliament has been dissolved there are no Members of Parliament until after the Election on 7 May 2015.

As you may be aware, the UK Parliament will dissolve on Monday 30th March ahead of the General Election on Thursday 7th May, at which point I will cease to be an MP and revert to being a candidate for Rutherglen and Hamilton West.

During the general election campaign period I am not permitted to hold my usual weekly and monthly surgeries – but I am able to take up any urgent or continuing cases. If you need to contact me during that time, then please do so by calling  01698 821380 or via email to tomgreatrex2015@outlook.com (please note the different email address during this period.)

 If I am re-elected, then from Friday 8 May, I will be able to immediately continue to raise issues on your behalf and in Parliament as your elected representative.

Tom Greatrex
Scottish Labour & Co-operative Candidate for Rutherglen and Hamilton West 

Notice: Dissolution of Parliament

This site account was established while I was a Member of Parliament.  As Parliament has been dissolved there are no Members of Parliament until after the Election on 7 May...

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