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.
Earlier today, in crisp, icy but dry weather I met up with Steve Smith, and Cllr Ian Lewis and others, including the Leader of the Council, Jeff Green to help distribute the latest issue of Newsline to the good people of Moreton and Leasowe.
We split up into pairs and spread ourselves far and wide across the ward to get the maximum spread, with me and Leah Fraser taking the long walk, Hoylake Road, Burnely Road and roads off (Don’t worry Don we left ‘Red Rose’ out) finishing in Chapelhill Road. It was a great couple of hours, lots of people chatting to us, all delighted with the Council’s consultation process, and the open and transparent way we are now doing business.
Thousands of people in the Moreton and Leasowe area had their water supplies cut off at 8pm last night without any notification by the ‘Giant that is United Utilities’ (UU). Some like me have been lucky and have their water supply restored, yet thousands, including schools, businesses and many of the most vulnerable in our society are still without water.
UU promised us that if are water supply was to be off for a major repair we would be notified by having a card (like the one on the left) delivered to us, yet we know learn that 6,000 homes were not carded, yet lost their water supply without that warning, and therefore were not prepared!
Last night I tried to get hold of a UU senior manager, but sadly all I got was fobbed off by the Call Centre, dont get me wrong the operator was very polite and very professional, but would not let me speak to a senoir manager. This morning I received a call from their ‘Complaints Escalation Department’ (Seems senior managers are still hiding from me) and all I could get was a sorry. Well UU heres a message for you, SORRY is simply not acceptable.
I would have thought that in the 21st century, a company such as UU, who make millions of £’s profit year on year with their exhorbitant water charges would be able to act in a more professional manner. Seems to me that all they are interested in is profit at the expense of their customer, and when it goes wrong they simply say sorry and thats it! It’s time this out of control giant known as UU was held to account, they simply cannot continue to do what they want at the expense of us, after all we pay huge amounts for this service!
Working to be the next MP for Wallasey and Moreton
Seeking re-election to Moreton West and Saughall Massie
Seeking election to Leasowe and Moreton East
Seeking re-election to Wallasey
Seeking re-election to New Brighton
Seeking election to Seacombe
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.
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
Today the Action Teams were out in force across the Constituency, continuing the work that will make 2010 the year of change in Wallasey and Moreton. We had teams out in Moreton and Saughall Massie and Liscard delivering Leah Fraser’s 12 page ‘Change’ magazine, at the same time another team was out in Leasowe and Moreton East delivering letters to voters, and yet another team was out canvassing in Seacombe! What a great day. What could the opposition muster, well Angela was seen, looking very cold, with a small team doing a bit of door knocking in Moreton…….. Roll on May 6th, It’s time for Change.