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Henry Tufnell

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MY STORY
ABOUT ME

I practised as a barrister before leaving to work as an organiser at a grassroots trade union. My values are hard work, community and caring for others. My work in the law and now the labour movement demonstrates my commitment to those values – fighting for workers’ rights and organising workers to campaign for better pay and working conditions.

 

My wife, Poppy, grew up in Essex and my mother-in law now lives on Mersea Island. We are connected to Colchester and feel part of the local community.

ABOUT ME

I live just outside St Davids, but I grew up in a farming family and have spent many Easters lambing and many summers doing the harvest. Professionally, I trained and practised as a barrister, specialising in healthcare, public and employment law, before leaving to work as an organiser for a grassroots trade union that helps cleaners campaign for better pay and working conditions. My values are hard work, community and caring for others. I am committed to Pembrokeshire and want to be an MP that is embedded within our local community, using my skills to fight for a kind, caring and compassionate society where everyone is valued.

WORKING FOR PEMBROKESHIRE

As your Labour MP, I would stand up for Pembrokeshire and work alongside our Labour Senedd members and local Labour councillors to address the problems we face – both as a local community and as a wider society. Labour’s agenda is bold: economic competency, a new deal for working people, climate leadership, a commitment to locally sourced and sustainable food, a removal of export barriers, and trade standards which we can be proud of. A Labour Government in Westminster can and will make a difference. I am ambitious for Pembrokeshire and believe that together we can achieve great things. It is time for change – in Westminster, and in Pembrokeshire.

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“I am determined to fight for a fairer and more equal society where everyone is valued”

EXPERIENCE

ADVOCATE FOR WORKERS' RIGHTS

Prior to working as a trade union organiser, I practised as a barrister, specialising in Employment, Healthcare and Public Law. I was committed to promoting access to justice at the Bar, regularly accepting cases on a voluntary basis. I assisted trade unions voluntarily, supporting my branch of the GMB union as well as other grass roots trade unions. I was also part of Labour’s Campaign for Human Rights and co-authored a paper on behalf of the organisation about the Independent Human Rights Act Review. I want to use my skills as an advocate and my knowledge of the justice system to speak up for our community of Mid and South Pembrokeshire in Parliament.

CAMPAIGNER & TRADE UNION ACTIVIST

I worked as a trade union campaigner and organiser at the Cleaners and Allied Independent Workers Union (“CAIWU”), which is a member-led and grass roots trade union specialising in representing cleaners across the UK. CAIWU members are some of the most marginalised in society, who have often emigrated from foreign countries and exist on insecure, low paid jobs and are at risk of exploitation. I campaigned for improved pay and working conditions in the workplace by organising collective action, and fought for justice in the courts in order to hold employers to account.

LATEST NEWS

7th February 2024

January Newsletter

Bring on Election Year!

 

Win 24

The General Election is getting ever closer. A 2nd May election date means we have around 6 weeks until the election is called and around 85 days until polling day! 

18th January 2024

Pembrokeshire Herald Column - 18th January 2024

One of the greatest achievements of the Labour Government was the founding of the NHS on the principle that healthcare would be free at the point of need....

9th January 2024

December Newsletter

Welcome back to my monthly newsletter.

I want to begin by paying tribute to our First Minister, Mark Drakeford, who announced that he will be standing down in March...

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Justin Maynard Jones

Fellow Council Candidate

"Henry is a breath of fresh air and would be the embodiment of a modern, forward-thinking MP. On the doorstep and at the despatch box, he would be a superb champion and campaigner for Mid & South Pembrokeshire."

Alberto Durango

General Secretary of CAIWU

"The great qualities I see in Henry, is that he is a person with a great feeling of human value, a sense for justice, an ethical person, and a person who would be a great representative for the people of Mid & South Pembrokeshire."

Richard Booth KC

Head of 1 Crown Office Row Chambers

"Henry is caring, conscientious and intelligent. He would make an excellent Member of Parliament for Mid & South Pembrokeshire."

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