Erewash Labour: rebuilding Britain in Ilkeston and Long Eaton
29 September 2018
Erewash members gathered today for a mammoth day of local action as part of the Labour party’s national campaign day.
As is tradition following national Labour party conference, Erewash members joined other party members across the country in a big day of campaigning across the constituency. We held two street stalls and a canvassing session, and spoke to hundreds of members of the public.
The day began in Ilkeston marketplace, where members chatted to local residents outside the town hall about how Labour will rebuild Britain when we take control of both the Government and the Borough Council. When this happens, Labour promises to:
- Rebuild our economy, with high-skill, high-wage jobs, £250 billion of investment into our energy, transport and digital infrastructure; and government contracts to support UK industry.
- Rebuild our communities, with a new national bank to invest in local business and revive local communities; the biggest house building programme in 30 years and 10,000 extra police officers to bring security to our neighbourhoods.
- Rebuild our public services, with publicly owned energy, water and rail run for people not profit; sorely needed investment in the NHS, class sizes under 30 for all 5, 6, and 7 year olds; and universal free school meals for primary school children.
After spending an hour and a half in Ilkeston, we moved to Long Eaton, where we held another street stall in the marketplace. We were very pleased to be joined in long Eaton by east midlands member of the European parliament, Rory Palmer, who also came down for a chat with the residents of Long Eaton.
To wrap up the day, we held a canvassing session in Nottingham Road ward with local action team members, Gordon Thomas and Diane Fletcher. We ran the canvass with two excellent teams, and finished the area with time to spare. Diane was also kind enough to provide campaigners with tea and scones between sessions – thanks Diane!