Only last month Rishi Sunak said David Cameron was part of the failed status quo, now he’s bringing him back as his life raft.

In a bid that’s seen as Sunak’s last roll of the dice, this puts to bed the Prime Minister's laughable claim to offer change from 13 years of Tory failure.

This week’s reshuffle of Sunak's cabinet confirms the Conservative party’s identity crisis continues to rage.

We can expect the final year of this government to see them consumed by their own survival and not the living crises facing us Bury folk and the British people.

The cost of living, our NHS and the state of the economy are what we care about most.

Its time for a Labour government that understands this, in its bones and change you can trust.

The reshuffle misses the mark in restoring public trust or addressing the shortage of money in people’s pockets.

Sunak hasn’t won anything and now appoints a failed PM as his Foreign Secretary with neither man given a mandate for either job.

The demotion of the Health Secretary during crucial negotiations with the doctors sends a signal of panic rather than a plan for certainty.

It highlights how out of touch the Tories are when navigating the huge challenges the country is facing because they cannot steal themselves away from their own internal chaos.

Cameron's previous tenure was marked by foreign policy missteps, including in Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, and, most notably jumped ship to "put his trotters up" following the divisive Brexit referendum.

We must not forget also, Cameron remains the architect behind austerity, a Tory government policy that continues to damage the services and experiences we have here in Bury.

Labour would stimulate growth with an economic plan for British production and jobs.

Labour’s growth would increase wages, reduce bills, and improve working lives in Bury.

Bury Times: Bury North Labour candidate James FrithBury North Labour candidate James Frith (Image: James Frith)

An approach that the former Conservative Chancellor Ken Clarke said was a sound approach this week as he endorsed Labour’s Chancellor in waiting, Rachel Reeves.

The plan is based on stability, responsibility and investment in British industries to attract private sector funding and the creation of higher-paying jobs, better skilled work and security for all working people.

These measures would boost the economy, put more money in people’s pockets and begin a decade of renewal to our crumbling public services.

After nearly 14 years of chaos and instability, the Conservatives have left Bury and Britain weaker and working people worse off.

We cannot afford another five years of the Conservatives. It's time for a changed Labour Party to change Britain and for Bury for good.

James Frith is the Labour Candidate for the general election. He served as MP for Bury North between 2017-19 and hopes to again. He tweets @JamesFrith Contact