Leyton & Wanstead 2019: Conservative Party candidate


Dr Noshaba Khiljee is the Conservative Party candidate standing for the Leyton and Wanstead constituency at this month’s General Election. Here’s why she thinks she deserves your vote on 12 December

My name is Dr Noshaba Khiljee and I am the Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate for the Leyton and Wanstead constituency.

I was raised in Walthamstow and have many friends and family in the Leyton and Wanstead area. I understand there are a number of issues that voters in Leyton and Wanstead are concerned about.

Ending the uncertainty over Brexit
More than three years after the referendum result, the country needs to be able to move on. A Conservative majority government will implement the new deal negotiated with the EU, and we can then fully focus on our agenda for improving people’s lives.

Improving the NHS
I am a practising NHS hospital consultant and am fully committed to the principles and values of the NHS. I understand the challenges the NHS faces but am sure it can continue to deliver world-class healthcare in the 21st century. I will be a strong advocate in a Conservative government to protect NHS patients and staff and was pleased to hear that Whipps Cross Hospital has been awarded £400 million for its redevelopment.

Making our local streets safer
Our area has sadly been in the news for the wrong reasons. Our residents have a right to feel safe when they go out on our streets. I will promise to fight for our fair share of the 20,000 extra police officers being recruited under the next Conservative government.

Proper funding for our schools
I attended school locally and understand how much our residents value their children’s education. Every child in our community deserves a good education and that starts with investing more in schools as promised by the next Conservative government.

Adequate social care for the chronically ill and the elderly
I have a long-term disabled mother and brother. I know how crucial it is to provide the social care required to look after our most vulnerable residents and how frustrating it can be to access these services. I will strongly advocate for a fairer system of social care in a Conservative government.

To summarise, my plan for Leyton and Wanstead is a forward-thinking agenda for our local community. I truly want to improve our NHS, make our streets safer, improve funding for our schools and improve social care, all of which starts here in Leyton and Wanstead.

Leyton and Wanstead constituency prospective parliamentary candidates are: Ashley Gunstock (Green Party), John Cryer (Labour Party), Noshaba Khiljee (Conservative Party), Ben Sims (Liberal Democrats), Zulf Jannaty (Brexit Party) and Henry Scott (Independent).