Labour In Leighton – Launch Day – #LabourInLeighton

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#LabourInLeighton Launch Day

Spring time finally sprang into life just in time as we kicked off our 4-week campaign to help in the community in Leighton and to visit residents and hear their concerns.

A group of local party activists joined Gareth Lindop, our lead activist in Leighton, and Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith to launch our #LabourInLeighton launch day and it was a great success.

Street stall

#LabourInLeighton - Street Stall / ActivistsWe set up a street stall on Parkers Road close to the Co-op store and The Eight Farmers pub and we were happy to be approached by residents wanting to know more about us and our values. Visibility in the area is important to us as we seek to win the Leighton ward on Cheshire East Borough Council in the all-out local elections in May 2019.

One issue that did come up, is the North West Crewe Package which proposes a number of realignments of roads in the area and land development.

We will be in the ward, in the same place for the next 3 Saturdays too (21st April, 28th April, 5th May) from 11am to 1pm so if you want to come over and char please feel free. We enjoy discussing the issues.

Litter pick

#LabourInLeighton - Litter PickActivists in the party regularly take part in litter picks around Crewe and today was no different. We donned our high-vis jackets, grabbed our kits and we cleaned up down Parkers Road and on some of the green areas off that road.

It is important to us that give something back to communities when we want your vote. We are planning on other activities like bulb planting and also a “Pink Poo Campaign” which is something they do over in Cheshire West and Cheshire which will to highlight where dog owners have not cleaned up after their dogs and raise awareness.

Doorknocking

A staple of our work as activists is doorknocking, today we were down Lambourn Drive talking to residents. This is one of the best ways to hear concerns directly from the doors. The MP Laura Smith joined that session too, with a number commenting how they had not received a visit from the previous incumbent MP and were glad to see a Labour MP making the effort – well that’s what we do!

 

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