Dan Carden | I’m proud to stand alongside workers in struggleOn November 9, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
I’m a proud Scouser. My mum has served our National Health Service
for over 40 years on the frontline in Liverpool. And politics began to shape my life when in 1995
my dad was sacked alongside 500 Liverpool dockers for refusing to cross a picket line. That dispute – of workers fighting casualisation
– lasted 27 months and left my dad unemployed for 7 years. From the age of 8, I stood on picket lines,
and I’m as proud to stand alongside workers in struggle today as an MP, as I was then
as a kid. Nye Bevan said he had only one concern in
politics – “Where does power lie, and how can it be attained by the workers?” And that is what brings me to this House.