Job Security, Equality And Hope Chris Altree For Barrow and Furness

Over the past few weeks I have been posting a regular blog on facebook, detailing some of my thoughts, visions and ideas on how we can shape Furness and the future. Please use the buttons below to navigate through and have a read of them:


About Me At A Glance

I am deeply honoured to have been chosen for the shortlist and have the chance to ask you for your support.

Born in Furness General Hospital, I have grown up, lived and worked in Barrow for most of my life. My sister is a registered NHS nurse and like most I have friends and family working in the shipyard. It is this deep connection, understanding of and commitment to the Furness area that leads me to ask for the opportunity to serve as your Labour Candidate.

Under Labour I was offered hope. The son of a single disabled parent from Ormsgill, I was able to attend college with a maintenance allowance and studied politics at university.

I chose to join the British Army in 2008 as an engineer in The Royal Corp of Signals. I served my country in The Falklands and Afghanistan, leaving as a Lance Corporal in 2013. But Barrow drew me back when I secured a job with Network Rail as a Railway Signaller, staffing the Park South signal box. As a trade unionist and railwayman, I fully support current industrial action and the need for a high-quality, safe, transport system, with improved links in the area.

I am a carer for my mother and until her recent passing, my grandmother. I know too well the pressure on the vulnerable by this government’s assault on our NHS and public services. Labour protects these workers – I would protect and work for them too.

I work closely with local educators as a board member of the Bluebirds Trust and know the challenges faced by our school communities.

Labour values have sustained me from Furness to Falklands, from academia to Afghanistan. They are why I hope you give me the chance to represent you as your candidate.

Key Policies At A Glance

  • Support for the nuclear deterrent and ongoing shipbuilding in Barrow
  • Give a voice to hard working, low income families and individuals in the Furness area
  • Bolster and celebrate our areas diverse and skilled workforces
  • Nationalise the railways and improve transport links for Furness and wider area
  • Safeguard and strengthen our NHS
  • Fight for affordable housing
  • Protect and support our vital public services

Get In touch

Thanks for visiting my website. I hope it’s given you a bit of an insight into myself, my background and my values. If you have any questions, comments or messages I’d be delighted to hear from you.

Please feel free to get in touch using any of the below methods. 

Or, if you wish, please use this contact form to send me a message, and i’ll get back to you as soon as I can!

” Chris is a proud Barrovian and someone who values his local community. He has worked hard to get the best education he could, served his country and campaigned tirelessly for Labour in Barrow. Electing Chris as the Labour candidate would show that social mobility is a reality under Labour and that the young people in this constituency can achieve anything they want with hard work and determination. 

– Labour Member, Local Solicitor & Barrow Resident

” I’ve worked in education in Barrow for 20 years. I trust Chris to fight for the best opportunities for our young people. Chris is genuine. I know he really understands the issues vulnerable people face. 

– Labour Member, Grandmother & Barrow Resident

” As a front-line paramedic working for the NHS in South Cumbria, it’s so refreshing to hear someone from Labour who is local to the area and who really gets not only the issues and challenges we face, but also
celebrates all the good things about the Furness Peninsula. 

– Labour Voter, Registered Paramedic & Roose Resident

Promoted by Christopher Altree – 5 Middlecliff, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 4EH

© Christopher Altree 2019