From Luton, for Luton
First selected in 2010 at a time when many had written off Labour’s chances of winning in Luton South, Gavin worked together with a broad alliance of local supporters to win Luton South for Labour by more than 2,000 votes. For Gavin, Luton isn’t just a constituency – it’s his home. He was born and raised here; whether as an MP or not he plans to continue living in the town.
With no second home and no second job, Gavin has one of the highest attendance records in the Commons and one of the lowest expense claims. His office has dealt with more than 10,000 individual pieces of casework, fighting for constituents right across the town. As part of his varied diary, Gavin’s worked hard to get the Labour message out through the town’s local and regional press, radio and television. Above all, Gavin has worked hard at being present amongst the diverse communities in the town, making it clear that we have a Labour MP on the side of ordinary Lutonians.
In Luton Gavin’s marched against austerity with Trades Union colleagues, and brought them together in Westminster to fight the cuts; while in the chamber of the House of Commons he’s fought to extend workers rights, and protect the most vulnerable from the Tories and Lib Dems and their warped priorities. His annual summer school involving Luton charities has helped to train nearly 60 young people in political campaigning and public service, and in 2013 the scheme won a national best practice award from the Labour Party.
Re-elected in May 2015 with an increased majority, Gavin looks forward to continuing to work hard and stand up for the people of Luton South in Parliament.