I have lived and run a business in the constituency for over a decade. I would like to offer my whole-hearted endorsement of Keir Starmer as our candidate. Throughout his extraordinarily accomplished legal career he has shown a great ability to understand different points of view and to bring people together. He has clearly demonstrated the ability to speak up articulately and effectively for the people who live and work here – but Keir is more than a great advocate. He has always been willing to use his skills on behalf of the most vulnerable, and has again and again shown the courage to confront the powerful. He’s proved himself willing to take difficult and unpopular decisions when he believes they are right. These are exactly the attributes we need in parliament if we are to deliver on Labour’s vision of a fairer society.