Adam Thompson: Labour candidate for Amber Valley

Adam Thompson

My pledges

My Labour Pledges

Increased funding for the NHS with more nurses and doctors to give patients the care they need.

After years of Conservative neglect, Labour will deliver the real change the NHS needs – more nurses and doctors, cuts to waiting times and an end to privatisation.

Labour will ensure everybody gets the care they need with free prescriptions and free personal social care.

You can’t trust Boris Johnson with our NHS. GP numbers are falling, the number of people waiting for urgent cancer treatment has trebled, and the waiting list for operations has reached a record 4.4 million.

Labour created the NHS. We will always give the NHS the money and support it needs. I will continue to fight to overturn the bed cuts at Ilkeston hospital and to ensure Babington hospital is repaired following recent flooding.


A real living wage of 10 an hour and no increase in income tax or national insurance for 95% of people.

Labour will build a fairer Britain that cares for all, where wealth and power are shared.

The big polluters, financial speculators and corporate tax-dodgers have had a free ride for too long. We will be on the side of workers and renters. Our policies will deliver decent jobs and secure homes, better pay and fairer rents, and a large-scale housebuilding programme.

Labour will end damaging Tory cuts and rebuild the public services we all rely on.

Under Labour’s plan for real change, we will invest in every region and nation across the UK, ensuring no community is left behind.

Labour will end in-work poverty, food poverty, food bank use and rough sleeping. We will scrap Universal Credit, to spare over 8000 people in Amber Valley.


A green industrial revolution creating 400,000 jobs.

This general election is our last chance to radically change course, or face the threat of a hostile and dying planet. We don’t have time to waste.

Under Labour’s plan for real change, we will usher in a Green Industrial Revolution with good, clean jobs that will transform towns, cities and communities that have been held back and neglected for decades.

Labour’s Green New Deal will have the most ambitious climate targets of any country in the world and will invest on a massive scale. We will lift the Tory ban on onshore wind, and invest in new solar, tidal and wind energy to create hundreds of thousands of good jobs across the country.

The Conservatives’ manifesto is being written by a lobbyist for big polluters and Boris Johnson has called global warming ‘a primitive fear’ that is ‘without foundation’.

At this election, the choice is clear – we can either take action to protect future generations, or allow the Tories to accelerate our planet’s destruction.

Recent floods have devastated communities like Ambergate in the past weeks – this is what climate change looks like. Labour will take immediate action to reduce our impact on the environment and save the planet for future generations.


Free school meals for all primary school children and reduced class sizes for all 5, 6 and 7 year-olds.

As part of Labour’s plan for real change, we will invest in a national education service so everyone can learn at every stage of their lives.

We will abolish tuition fees, provide free school meals to all primary school children, and reduce class sizes to under 30 for all 5, 6, and 7 year-olds.

Labour will fund 30 hours’ free childcare for all 2 to 4 year-olds, so every child has the best start in life and parents get the support they need.

You can’t trust Boris Johnson to properly fund our schools. Conservative cuts mean many head teachers are barely able to keep their schools’ budgets afloat.

Labour will invest in our children’s futures, with an education system that’s free to use from cradle to grave.


Keep the winter fuel allowance, free TV licences and bus passes for pensioners.

Over 19,000 pensioners in Amber Valley will benefit from our pledge to keep the pension triple lock, and over 6,000 houses at risk of losing their free TV licence will be spared.

We will also scrap the Tories’ unfair bedroom tax and are committed to supporting the 4100 women affected by the Tories’ unfair changes to the State Pension age for women born in the 1950s.

We will extend Pension Credit to hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable women.

We will consult further with the 1950s women affected as to what future support we can put in place once in government to help ensure that all these women have security and dignity in older age.


Secure a credible Brexit deal in 3 months and put it to the people for the final say.

For over three years, the Conservatives have failed on Brexit.

Boris Johnson has spent months promising that we would leave the EU on 31 October. The failure to do so is his alone.

The only way to get Brexit sorted and bring the country back together is by giving the people the final say. Within six months, we will deliver a public vote with the choice of a sensible leave deal or remain. Labour will implement whatever you decide.

Boris Johnson’s Conservatives want to use a sell-out Brexit deal or No Deal to weaken rights and protections, in exchange for a one-sided trade deal with Donald Trump in the interests of the wealthy.

Boris Johnson’s sell-out Brexit deal would lead to years of continuing negotiations and uncertainty. Labour will get Brexit sorted by giving the people the final say in six months.

The choice at this election could not be clearer. Labour is determined to bring a divided country back together, while the Tories and the Lib Dems only seek to divide us further.