It was my pleasure to welcome John McDonnell MP, our Shadow Chancellor to Dover yesterday.
Although John was coming to Dover primarily to discuss the Conservative failure on a rail network, we also discussed local wage stagnation and the possible Brexit impact on this town if a deal doesn’t keep workers’ interests and Kent infrastructure as top priorities.
After speaking to commuters at Dover Priory, John and I visited the RMT offices opposite the new Western Dock Development to add support to their campaigns.
John and I know that Dover needs a Labour Government. Towns like Dover are Britain’s ‘forgotten fringe’, seaside towns where jobs have disappeared and wages are low. Although more people are commuting to other employment hubs, such as Folkestone, Canterbury and London, the train fares are rising over three times faster than the local median wage – people are really, really struggling.