On Friday 8th November, a group of activists and I headed out in the cold to talk to the constituents of Newsome. We had many positive responses. I am glad to see so many people engaging in politics with some thought-provoking arguments being put forward. This is indeed a monumental election for our country and participation is crucial.
One of the areas I care about deeply is the future of our children. As we passed by Berry Brow Infant and Junior School, I was reminded of the impact of Tory austerity on our children.
Over the weekend, we had another great day out in Ashbrow. Again, I had many interesting conversations with the constituents. Local Councillors Amanda Pinnock and James Homewood were able to join us to spread the Labour message.
We also visited Longfield Road to express our concern about works being carried out there that are incurring serious disruption to local residents.
I want to thank the activists who came out to support the efforts in both Ashbrow and Newsome. You all believe in the Labour vision for a more equal society, one that works for the many, not the privileged few. With our combined efforts across the country, we will create a fairer society.
Get out and vote!
Finally, I want to comment on a practical note. It is getting to that time of year again where it’s wet and cold and access could be hampered. That is why I am encouraging people to not only register to vote, but apply for postal vote. You can do this by following this link. It will give you all the information you need to register to vote and to sign up for postal voting.
The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday 26th November 2019 in order to vote in the Thursday 12th December 2019 General Election. You can vote via post or proxy if you are unable to go to the polling station on the day. The deadlines to register for these are 26th November 2019 for postal and 4th December 2019 for proxy. Students can register to vote at home and at University but can only vote in one location. Details on this can be found via the links.