Labour activists from across the city gave up their Easter weekends to campaign in the sunshine, to bring a much needed Labour leadership to the City of York Council.
While the rest of the city basked in the unseasonably warm weather, enjoying themselves in the parks and gardens with barbecues all manner of outdoor activities, York Labour’s hard working members were out going door to door to win over the public with our plans for a better and fairer city. Campaigning took place in wards across the city, with councillors and candidates, old diehard campaigners and first timers alike all working to win the votes that will bring us victory on May 2nd.
On Saturday in Rawcliffe and Clifton Without ward, we welcomed the journalist and left-wing activist Owen Jones, who joined us on the doorsteps to fight not only for Rebecca Fewtrell, Will Bossman and Dave Merrett, but also on behalf of our York Outer parliamentary candidate Anna Perrett who might be called into action at any time should the current chaos in the Tory upper echelons result in a snap election.
Owen, a regular supporter of Labour through his many TV appearances and newspaper columns, gave a passionate speech to the assembled members between the two canvassing sessions held in the ward, reminding us of our commitment to tackle the inequality, intolerance and elitism which lie at the heart of the current Tory government policies.
Campaigning will be continuing throughout the city right through until polling day on May 2nd, when activists across the city have made pledges to get out the vote and bring home victory in all our target wards.