This evening, along with 14 others I was out knocking on doors on the Leasowe estate. The reception was absolutely amazing, with many people telling us how pleased they were with what Ian Lewis and Steve Smith had done for them. One hardened Labour supporter, who I never thought would vote for us, said they would be voting for Steve, and, if he was ‘half as good as Ian, he would be a great Councillor… Praise indeed.
This last week has been one of the busiest campaigning weeks I have ever known. We have managed to get election communication mailings out to over 64,000 voters. On top of that we have delivered over 40,000 pieces of paper, and knocked on almost 1,000 doors seeking peoples views, visited schools and been visible in many of the Town centres. The responses to everything we have done has been tremendous with hundreds of people telling us they are voting for change, nationally as well as locally. Thanks to the hundred + LOCAL people who have helped make this last week a great success. There is now only four days to go until the General Election and clearly we are hoping to return Wallasey and Moreton to a Conservative seat after 18 years of Angela Eagle.
Sorry about the lack of posts, but the amount of time, work and effort that I, and my colleagues are putting into the election campaigns, sadly leaves no time for regular updates.
Suffice it to say that the campaign to elect Leah Fraser as the next MP for Wallasey and Moreton is in full swing, with lots of people helping every day, delivering, canvassing, talking to mums and dads at school gates etc etc. Clearly the Labour candidate is a worried person, however as she has very little support in Wallasey she is having to rely on help coming in from Liverpool and Birkenhead. In fact only yesterday, Liscard shopping area was like a ‘Jolly Boys’ outing for Birkenhead Labour! One Labour Councillor, a Cabinet Member said. “It’s a knife edge here’ Praise indeed for our campaign, roll on May 6th – VOTE FOR CHANGE!
As we all know, Gordon Brown announced on Tuesday that the general election would be held on the same day as the local elections, Thursday May 6th. In Wallasey and Moreton we have been campaigning hard week in week out, canvassing and delivering continually over the years, however as soon as the election was announced the campaign was upped a couple of gears, with the week having increased canvassed sessions, more deliveries, etc etc. This last week I have either been in the office, delivering leaflets or knocking on doors, all that on top of six meetings at Merseytravel and a Standards assessment panel at the Council. The week ahead sees much of the same, and I don’t expect to be seeing home too early each night. I am not complaining, I will do whatever it takes to get shut of Salter, Coates, Sister Mary, Abbey, Jones, McArdle and Angela Eagle. May 6th cannot come soon enough – TIME FOR CHANGE!
Tonight the teams were out and about across the constituency. I joined a team of 10 on the former Labour stronghold, the Leasowe Estate. Its clear from what we are hearing on the doorstep that people have had enough after 13 years of a New Labour government and 18 years of Angela Eagle, and they are crying out for change, and only the Conservatives can bring that change. Check out the Liverpool Echo voting poll HERE