I believe that only when Labour is united can we make positive changes to those who need it most, whether that be in education, the health service and opportunity. I was born and raised in one of the most deprived constituencies in the country, Bootle, Liverpool. Although having one of the lowest levels of participation in higher education, I was fortunate enough to go on and train to become a doctor, living and studying in London, Sheffield, Birmingham, the United States and Cuba. It was thanks to Labour policies that encouraged opportunity that allowed me a chance to do this. If we are not united, there will continue to be a whole generation of lost talent who not benefit from life chances Labour can offer in work, education and training. Education is increasingly more expensive and we now have the loss of university maintenance for the poorest students. Labour owes it to so many to unite to help them. We can be that credible alternative that gives hope.