Dylan Harrison, Labour’s Choice for The Wrekin
Dylan Harrison from Newport has been confirmed as the Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate for The Wrekin.
The announcement by the National Executive Committee of the
Labour Party has been welcomed by Wrekin Labour Party who are delighted with the news.
Dylan currently works for Stoke City Council in Child Protection as a Team Manager. He is married to Joanna who is a lecturer in public health at Wolverhampton University. They have three children, Elizabeth, Nicholas and Maxim.
Dylan moved to Telford 17 years ago to work as Manager of the nationally highly acclaimed Sure Start programme in Lawley & Overdale. This was the first purpose-built children’s centre in the country and he was instrumental in its success. He has also worked for homelessness charities and the NHS across the West Midlands.
For 9 years between 2007 and 2016 Dylan was a non-executive Director of the Telford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) where he was influential in defending the Princess Royal Hospital against cuts and campaigned successfully to strengthen NHS services in Telford.
On hearing the news, Dylan said “It is an honour and a privilege to have been selected by the Labour Party to stand as their Parliamentary Candidate in The Wrekin. The future of our local hospital is a key issue in this election – that is what we are constantly hearing on the doorstep when we talk to voters. I have spent many years campaigning for better health provision in Telford and during my period of office on the Telford’s CCG Board I worked hard to strengthen NHS services across Telford & Wrekin. I was delighted when the £28m
Women’s & Children’s Centre was opened 2 years ago and I am appalled that health bosses are trying to downgrade our hospital and bring in changes by the back door.
“The dividing lines are clear in this election – The Tories are for the privileged few. The NHS nationally is on its knees and it is in chaos locally. Jeremy Hunt has refused to intervene in our local hospital fiasco and our MPs have failed miserably to bring him to account. This Tory Govt fought against the NHS being set up in 1948 and nothing has changed – A Labour Government would give the NHS the funding it desperately needs. We need strong local representation and a strong voice in Parliament. Our current MP, Mark Pritchard is failing in that role. I promise to be a full-time MP, with no second job. I will stand up for all the residents of The Wrekin and will be asking voters for their support on 8th June.”