Sheffield councillor appears in national party political broadcast

A Sheffield councillor has starred in a national party political broadcast for the Labour Party.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 1:32 pm

Coun Jayne Dunn joined Labour Party Leader Keir Starmer for the video, which has been released in the final week of campaigning ahead of the local elections on Thursday.

Coun Dunn, who is not standing for election herself this time around, is shown in her beauty salon in Broomhill.

She talks about the support she received from the last Labour government to set up her business, saying: “I became a councillor because I wanted the ordinary voice of every woman to be heard

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Coun Jayne Dunn.

“As a single mum the Labour Government helped me set up my small business. which 20 years later is still going strong.

“I want people to have hope, because that’s what the Labour Government gave me, over 30 years ago.

“Small independent businesses like mine are the backbone of our communities and Labour will give small businesses support to enable our communities and our district shopping centres to thrive.”

Supporting businesses and shops is a focal point for all the political parties following the devastating effects of the pandemic.

Sheffield Liberal Democrats say if elected, they would invest £2m in district shopping centres, double the Launchpad Grants to young people starting their own businesses and open new one-stop shops for business support.

Sheffield Green Party has pledged to extend the contracts of the business advisers to the end of 2021 to support local businesses with recovery from lockdown and the pandemic.