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YMCA_Stephanie_and_Josh.JPGCaroline Flint took time out of campaigning to join YMCA trainees and staff at their Doncaster HQ for an awards ceremony this week.

Said Caroline: "I want to congratulate all the trainees on their success. It was great to meet YMCA Training staff and volunteers. YMCA's approach is about giving a hand up and a second chance to many young people. These are values I share. Not everyone has an easy path in life and many people need help along the way. Today, I met trainees who are seizing this opportunity with both hands."

Said Rosie Winterton: "YMCA Training do fantastic work with young people. I am delighted that they have this important training centre in Doncaster. YMCA Training gives young people skills, self-confidence, and a positive outlook to find their way in the world of work. These awards today come at the end of important training, and I wish each of the trainees the best of luck in their next steps."

Welcoming the YMCA manifesto, "An Opportunity for Change", Rosie and Caroline said: "Many of the YMCA's manifesto proposals support with learning and skills; to remove barriers to work; and encouraging a wide-ranging careers advice service, make good sense. YMCA Training does very special work. If re-elected, we will gladly take up their message in Parliament."

YMCA is Britain's oldest charity and one of the largest working with young people.

PHOTO SHOWS Top right: Caroline with Stephanie Robertson from Conisbrough and Josh Clark from Dunscroft.  Below: Caroline and Rosie with staff and trainees.

Caroline and Rosie welcome YMCA success

Caroline Flint took time out of campaigning to join YMCA trainees and staff at their Doncaster HQ for an awards ceremony this week.

Today, Caroline Flint accused Theresa May of short-changing the British people.

Dithering by Theresa May and David Cameron has cost the British people £4 billion pounds since their own inquiry reported claims the former Shadow Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, and the architect of the price cap policy.

Ms Flint said: “Theresa May and David Cameron have cost the British people billions through dithering and inaction.

“The Government knew the energy market was not delivering fair prices as far back as 2011. They rejected freezing energy prices temporarily until the Government could fix this broken energy market.

“David Cameron called the CMA inquiry but their findings were damning. The Government was told by their own inquiry that the public were being ripped off at a rate which had risen to £2 billion a year by 2015. That problem has been left to fester for a further two years.

“By my reckoning the over-payments made by customers on their energy bills, are £4 billion and rising, just from Government dithering.

"The Tories cannot be trusted to act quickly to deliver fair energy prices, fix the energy market or compensate customers."

After the 2015 general election, the Don Valley MP proposed the price cap, also known as a protected tariff, to tackle the over-charging of the two thirds of customers on standard variable tariffs.

Flint on Energy Price Cap "dithering has cost the British people"

Today, Caroline Flint accused Theresa May of short-changing the British people. Dithering by Theresa May and David Cameron has cost the British people £4 billion pounds since their own inquiry...

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It has been an honour to serve the people of Don Valley as your local Member of Parliament for the past twenty years.

I am proud to seek your support to re-elect me as your MP on 8 June.

People tell me they want a local MP on their side.  Someone who listens and stands up for what’s right.  That’s what I have tried to be since the day I was first elected; which is why I live in Doncaster and knock on doors meeting residents most weeks of the year.

I care about Don Valley because Doncaster is my home as much as it is yours.  Where my children attended local schools; the place I come home to every week from Parliament.  Doncaster is part of who I am.

I have stayed true to the promises made 20 years ago, when elected for the first time.

To live in Doncaster. To have a full time office; and hold regular surgeries in every ward. I’m proud to speak up for over 30 towns and villages that make up Don Valley, from Old Denaby at one end to Thorne at the other.

Standing up for communities when they are not being listened to and helping individuals who cannot fight their corner on their own; I have helped over 20,000 residents with problems, taking on authority, locally and nationally. 

Life isn’t always fair.  Which is why, everyone deserves a decent chance in life, not dependent on who your parents are.  I don’t come from a well to do family.  My mum was a working class, lone parent. I never knew my dad.  When I help people, I know what it’s like to be on benefits, to struggle with childcare, to need a job. I have been there.

I want people to get on in life; and I want the very best for Doncaster. I have fought some big battles: winning the airport and saving Thorne and Hatfield Moors. I champion local policing teams; and I’m passionate about children’s education.  I want firms to choose Doncaster.  That’s why I worked to secure the FARRRS link road, the new rail college, and the iPort.  Good local jobs and apprenticeships are top of my list.

When Britain leaves the European Union – I want a deal that works for Doncaster, where workers’ rights are protected, trade is easy and we have necessary immigration controls. I don’t support a second referendum.  We need to bring people together, whether they voted to Leave or Remain, and make a success of Brexit.

Too often, the only voices we hear about Brexit are from Scotland or London.  I’m determined your voice will be heard too.

Doncaster deserves more from Government. Seven years of Tory government have left our NHS struggling; our police and prison services short-handed; and our schools under-funded.

They have been too kind to the energy companies and too soft on large companies who don’t pay fair taxes.  It seems like we don’t all play by the same rules.  That is simply not right.

I will never flinch from opposing injustice; and I will always stand up for work, families, our communities and our country.

Don Valley needs a strong national voice in Westminster and a hardworking local MP on your side.

If you agree, I would welcome your support on 8 June. 

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Caroline

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