Seyi Agboola - At his announcement
Seyi Agboola - At his announcement

Seyi Agboola has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for Stratford-on-Avon in the upcoming General Election on 4th July.  Seyi, currently a local councillor in Coventry and the deputy cabinet member for Housing and Communities, brings first-hand experience of the challenges faced by struggling families in Warwickshire and the West Midlands.

Seyi said “I recognise the urgent need for rebuilding our public services after 14 years of Tory chaos.  This will be my number one priority.  I’m an advocate for the NHS but it requires reform to enable people to see their GP and cut waiting times for care.

Stratford also needs truly affordable housing; not just building that ‘lines the pockets’ of developers.  However, it desperately needs the infrastructure that underpins a prosperous society and supports first time buyers to own their own home.  That is what residents have been telling me and my team on the doorstep in the last year.  Stratford needs to become not just a place for tourism, important though this is, it also needs to sustain a community that can thrive and regain its pride and self-confidence.”

Dedicated to public service throughout his career, Seyi believes that Stratford deserves a committed full-time MP who can bring improvement.   Seyi said “I pledge to champion the voices of communities across Stratford-on-Avon in Parliament.”

Commenting on his chances of winning in Stratford on Avon, Seyi referenced a recent Daily Mirror poll.  Seyi said “I am delighted to see that Labour are the key challengers to the Conservatives in Stratford on Avon with the Tories polling on 28.5%; Labour on 27.9%, five points ahead of the Lib Dems on 22.7%.  I will be asking undecided voters to support me to make up the less than 1% I need to defeat the incumbent MP.

The next government will be led by either Labour or the Conservatives.  Just like Sarah Feeney in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, I am encouraging voters who are opposed to the Conservatives but don’t usually vote for us, to Vote Labour.  The people of Stratford deserve an MP with a voice and influence in the halls of power.  The politics of protest is all the Liberals or Greens can offer: you can’t achieve change from opposition.  Residents need a strong, local voice.  Someone who will take positive action in the community whilst lobbying for more resources at the heart of government.”

With over a decade of experience as a Financial Crime Analyst in the financial services industry, Seyi has a proven track record of successful delivery on large enterprise-wide business change and transformation programmes, including multi-million-pound projects. Balancing career demands with family responsibilities, Seyi also completed an MBA from Coventry University.

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