Labour activists took to the streets again this weekend joining our Westfield candidates, Louise Corson, Fasil Demsash and Jason Rose, to speak to the people of this key election ward. On this occasion they were joined in their efforts by Andy McDonald, MP for Middlesborough and Labour’s current Shadow Transport Minister.
One of our key pledges for the council campaign is to invest in the transport infrastructure for the city, providing better public transport links particularly to outlying areas and villages, fixing potholes and making things safer for cyclists, and this was a particular message Andy took to the doorsteps, having many conversations with residents on these issues.
Westfield is currently represented by an all Liberal-Democrat team of councillors whose concern over the past four years has been mainly to prop up the wishes of the Tory-led administration rather than properly represent those who elected them. This makes the ward a key target for Labour who will bring a more proactive, resident-led attitude to properly respond to the wishes of the community.
This was the third of six planned Super Campaign Saturdays in which Labour are taking our message to key wards in the fight for the council. Nearly 50 activists had an estimated 720 doorstep conversations with the local population of the course of the day, with the aim of putting an end to the ineffective Lib-Dem/Tory coalition currently running the council.