With Worthing very much in Labour’s sights at the next parliamentary elections in the UK, the candidate for West Worthing has been revealed as Dr Beccy Cooper. She is currently serving as the leader of Worthing Borough Council. She would become the town’s first-ever Labour MP, if elected.
But despite Labour’s favourable performance in the opinion polls, and recent success in Worthing local elections, she acknowledges that victory has to be won.
Cllr Cooper said: “It’s still going to be lots of hard work, with lots of activists already knocking on doors, but I think we’ve got some good, strong policies coming forward locally and they marry with the national outlook.
“Locally, we are very aware of making sure people can live in communities where they do feel safe and go out of their front door and feel proud of where they live.
“I would like to, if possible, take what I have learnt as a local councillor and as leader of the council and take that to Westminster.
“I’ve always felt that all politics is local and if you’re making national decisions and you don’t have an understanding of the locality you represent or the communities whose lives you wish to improve, then you’re not basing what you are doing on the real world.