“Emily is a long-standing GMB member and was the union’s Head of Communications. She will make a great MP and has a fantastic track record in local government and Whitehall, as well as on the shop floor and the picket line.”
Former Councillor and NHS worker
“I’ve seen how much Emily cares about our local hospital and it’s staff. I have no doubt that Emily would do a fantastic job, as a Labour MP, fighting for our NHS in Westminster.”
MK Councillor for Woughton and Fishermead
“Emily knows what it takes to juggle work, family and politics. She always shows up so full of energy and bursting with ideas of how to help people.”
West Bletchley Council and UCU organiser
“Working at the Open University I’ve seen Emily’s commitment to inclusivity and life-long learning. She’s be a great MP, just what we need. Iain Stewart doesn’t stand a chance!”
"MK South is a seat must win if we want a Labour Government. Emily Darlington has both the policies and personality we can unite behind. She is a proven powerful campaigner I endorse Emily as both candidate and our next Labour M. P ."
“Emily’s work on innovation and championing of the Open University go back many years. As a council cabinet member, she’s also advanced our region’s shared prosperity through work on the Oxford, Cambridge, MK arc. She’s a local champion with national know-how.”
MK Councillor for Wolverton and Cabinet Member for Resources
“I’ve seen Emily’s decision-making and leadership skills at first hand because we’ve been in the same Council cabinet for several years. As the cabinet member for budget and resources, you have to take tough decisions and you have to judge your colleagues requests on their merits. Emily has show that she will always put people first and that she consistently makes a formidable argument on their behalf.”
Woughton Community Council
“Emily will be such a good MP because she listens to people, never makes assumptions and always see the best in people. She was the one who got the council building new council houses again with full accessibility and creation of local jobs.”
“Emily has led the campaign to close the landfill site and championed the concerns of residents on my estate. Newton Leys is a new and growing housing development in Emily’s ward and it’s estates like these where Labour needs to win people over and turn them out at elections. It’s been great campaigning with her because she appeals to people who have moved to MK in search of a better quality of life.”
Member and pro-EU activist
“Emily has been tireless in working with and for local residents, standing up for social justice, and helping people address the huge challenges brought about by 12 years of Tory government: their cruel austerity ideology, and their highly damaging hard Brexit. She is a woman of great integrity. She's compassionate, honest, capable, competent and hard working. She will make a great candidate and is exactly the sort of person that the Milton Keynes South community needs as their MP.”
MK Councillor for Stony Stratford
"Cause I am. Emily is amazing.”
Councillor for Bletchley West
“Emily is a tireless campaigner and a real champion for Bletchley. She’s clearly got what it takes to be a hardworking and brilliant MP."
Local Member Tattenhoe
"Emily is one of the rocks on which the local Milton Keynes Labour party is built. As an International businessperson, based in Milton Keynes we need hard working MP’s to assist businesses through future challenges, the public sector and the people of Milton Keynes. Emily must be an inspiration to her Labour colleagues, her constituents and her family. I fully endorse Emily as the Labour candidate for MP, she has what it takes, she understands business and the public sector, a wonderful gift to possess as a Labour constituency MP."
Chair of Blechley and Fenny Town Council
"I’ve worked with Emily over the last few years on issues that matter to local residents. Emily wants to do the right thing for local residents and will work in partnership with others to deliver. Emily will make a great MP."
Former Councillor and Mayor of Milton Keynes
"I'm delighted to see that Emily is running for Milton Keynes South. She is a superb campaigner for labour values, our values. She has been my ward councillor for over three years, and I've seen first hand just how hard a worker she is in all she does. Undoubtedly the best choice for Milton Keynes South. Go Emily!"
Local Firefighter and FBU Member
"I have seen first-hand the hard work Emily has put into representing front-line firefighters like me on the Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority. When we have needed someone to fight for us, she has always been there. She understands how badly our public services have been damaged by the Tories and it is only by having Labour MPs like her, elected to represent our city, that we can begin to undo that damage."
Town Councillor and
CLP Chair 2015-18
"I was the party’s election agent for MK North in 2015 and know how dedicated and hardworking Emily is at election time. Since becoming a Borough Councillor she has proven how seriously she takes her responsibilities once elected too. – Town Councillor Paul Day, CLP Chair 2015-18."
Buckingham Town and Buckinghamshire Councils
"@emily4MK your a Excellent & hard working councillor for your Constituents & if selected you would make an excellent member of Parliament for Milton Keynes."
Councillor Bletchely and Fenny Stratford Town Council
"Boots on the ground, hard working, community focussed and empathetic are the first words that spring to mind when I think of Emily.
We’ve worked on many community issues together over many years and Emily is the “go to” person when I have any questions. Emily has a high level of engagement with residents and has the drive and determination to get the job done! This is why I’m confident that Emily is the right candidate for MK south."
Councillor for Loughton and Shenley and Cabinet Member
"I'm delighted to support Emily Darlington to be the next MP for MK South. I have worked alongside her in cabinet for several years and seen up close her passion, energy, and ability to get things done for local people. She has strong Labour values and I know would stick up for Milton Keynes in Westminster.
She is ideally placed to be our MP. She would work tirelessly with the council and I am excited about what we could achieve working with Emily as our Labour MP."
Local Member Bletchley
"I am delighted to support Emily Darlington to stand for the next MP elections for Milton Keynes South. I have found Emily to be active at the ground level for many years and her hands on approach has always impressed me. She is an ideal candidate to represent the local people of Milton Keynes South in Westminster.
I am really excited to endorse her as I can see her working tirelessly with a passion and enthusiasm for helping the local community. I have full conviction in her abilities and believe she will be best person for the position."