Meet our candidate: Ibrahim Dogus

The Labour party candidate for the Cities of London and Westminster in the general election on  8th June is Ibrahim Dogus.

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Proven leader with endless energy

I am a proven community and business leader with endless energy: I will be an active MP, listening to your needs, regardless of your political persuasion, making an impact in Parliament.

Get an MP who works for you

The Conservatives think they will win by a landslide. Why not have an MP who will really work for you! Labour Councillors, from Churchill Ward and from the City of London, have already had a big impact on local concerns. 

Standing up for small businesses

I understand the needs of small business and recognise that healthy business needs a healthy economy. I will fight to get us the best possible Brexit deal.  

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A message from Ibrahim

My name is Ibrahim Dogus and I’m standing as your Labour candidate in Cities of London and Westminster at the General Election.

I came to London at the age of 14 with my family as political refugees from Turkey and started working as a waiter in Mayfair at the age of 15. I now run very successful small businesses in the very heart of the city and employ over 60 people.

London has shown my family immense kindness and support. Thanks to our schools, I learned the skills to set up my business, while the dedicated doctors and nurses of the NHS saved my life.

So, I’m now standing as your Labour candidate to protect our public services from further Tory cuts and to give something back to the society that helped me so much.

I am a community leader who has worked for more than 20 years to foster better integration, particularly among the many different ethnic minorities in the capital.

My background in business, charity work and community organising has given me extensive experience of the problems we face here.

Under the Tories, waiting times at the A&E units of our local hospitals and for elective surgery have soared. I will stand up for local residents to protect our NHS and work to cut those unacceptable delays.

The chance of finding an affordable place to live is a distant dream for many of our young people. I will work with housing chiefs to deliver more affordable homes to rent and buy for local people.

Our schools are under increasing pressure. Budgets are being cut while pupil numbers are rising. Under Labour’s fully costed policies, there will be an extra £3 billion to fill the Tories’ spending black hole.

I will fight to get the best possible Brexit deal and battle against any Tory plans to cut people’s pensions.

Air pollution is a severe and growing problem here in the heart of the city. I will work with London Mayor Sadiq Khan to make our air cleaner and our streets greener and safer.

I will hold regular surgeries and be an accountable, accessible and hard-working MP who is your local champion.

I will fight the corner of everyone in Cities of London and Westminster – not just the wealthy and the privileged few. I hope I can count on your support and your vote on June 8.

Best wishes

Ibrahim Dogus 

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Our pledges to you

Present in the community: I will have a fully staffed office in the constituency, with regular surgeries 

Champion for Communities: I will be a champion for local communities and small businesses

Fighting Brexit: I will fight against a hard Brexit and push to get the best deal possible

Speaking up on the NHS, schools and housing: I will fight against cuts to schools, the NHS and social housing

Cleaning up our air: I will work with the mayor, Sadiq Khan, to clean up our city's air

 

Read more about Ibrahim:

Evening Standard: The kebab king who's put a career as an MP on his menu too 

Independent: Restaurant owner fed emergency workers for free during Westminster attack

New Statesman: Meet the MPs' favourite restaurateur

 

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