Campaigning for Labour in the Tyne Valley
Our Parliamentary Candidate Joe Morris ignored the downpours this weekend to lead the CLP and its branches in campaigning across the Tyne Valley.
On Saturday he was in Hexham with members of the Hexham Branch talking to local residents and listening to their concerns. Sunday morning he fearlessly led a team of campaigners in the pouring rain to the traditional Tory heartland of Corbridge. Knocking doors, speaking to residents and delivering hundreds of leaflets we found that even in Corbridge there was great unhappiness with Guy Opperman and thirteen disastrous years of Tory government. The recent Labour success in by-elections show that former Tory strongholds are vulnerable to Labour. This is exactly what we found on the doorstep in Corbridge and in Joe’s own words:
“We didn’t let the weather stop a productive canvass in Corbridge this morning. Huge frustration with the cost of living and real concern about lack of affordable housing.
Even in a Tory stronghold like Corbridge, the desire for change is palpable“.
Not content with success in Corbridge, Joe joined up with the Prudhoe Branch in the afternoon to continue a very wet campaigning session in Prudhoe South. He spoke to residents in the new development of The Haven and heard concern about the cost of living and concerns about poor transportation and lack of investment by the Conservative-led Northumberland County Council in the town.