The Labour candidate at the general election for the Buckingham constituency will be David Morgan.
David is a Buckinghamshire man who has spent his life campaigning in the local community, and internationally, for social justice. A former lecturer in Constitutional Law and Politics, David has worked as a regular contributor to the BBC and for Community Radio. He currently presents “Platform MK” for Secklow 105.5FM in Milton Keynes, focusing on citizens’ empowerment.
Welcoming David’s selection, Maxine Myatt, Acting Chair of the Buckingham constituency Labour Party, said:
“David is a life-long member of the Labour Party, who knows this area, and the issues that concern the people of Buckingham. He is an experienced campaigner whose integrity and character will be respected by the voters.
“I am excited at the campaign ahead. It has been 14 years since the people of Buckingham have had a real electoral choice. We represent the voice of the silent majority who have suffered years of austerity. Enough is enough. We need real change. David Morgan will be the voice of the many not the few.”
David Morgan has also campaigned in the US, where he has closely observed the rise of Donald Trump. He sees parallels between the Republican and Conservative Parties, as they both undermine integrity, public services, environmental protection, and the rights of working people. He is a passionate believer in the role of an MP in scrutinising government.
Looking ahead to the campaign David Morgan says:
“Buckingham needs a brighter and more hopeful vision for the future, for our children. This election is about values and what sort of society do we want to create. One based on justice and fairness for all, or one based on low-wages for the many and low taxes for the few? One based on protecting our environment and the most vulnerable in society, or one based on protecting privilege?
“Labour remains the main voice of opposition, of hope against the same tired Tory policies that bring despair to so many people.
“I want to give voice to Buckingham’s silent majority. 14 years without a vote, without a voice. 14 years of austerity, of hurt. This election is our chance to stand up and reject the politics of division and poverty. It is time to decide who we are as a community – do we want a society that works for the many or just the few. Now is the time for real change.”
"This election is our chance to stand up and reject the politics of division and poverty." David Morgan - Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Buckingham