‘I’m a fresh start’– Labour’s York Outer candidate makes his pitch

Luke Charters and supporters. Photograph: York Labour Party

Labour’s candidate for York Outer has said ‘It’s time for a fresh start.’

Luke Charters is hoping to unseat Julian Sturdy, the Conservative incumbent, at next month’s poll.

In his campaign launch message, Mr Charters said: “I grew up in York, having lived across the constituency in Haxby, Strensall and Osbaldwick. I am proud to be raising my family in York Outer.

“I attended Huntington School which gave me the confidence to apply and go to Oxford University, and to have a career at the Bank of England.

“Indeed, education was one of the greatest achievements of the last Labour government, my education and achievements are testament to that. I’m proud that last week Keir Starmer unveiled his plan to bring in 6,500 new teachers into schools.

“The last Labour government transformed education. We did it once, we’ll do it again – with your help.

“Labour is best-placed to beat the Conservatives in York Outer – the seismic York and North Yorkshire Mayoral victory and independent polling all demonstrate this.

“It’s time for a fresh start in York Outer and I will be that fresh start.”