North East Derbyshire welcomes Ian Lavery MP, Chair of the Labour Party


North East Derbyshire welcomes Ian Lavery MP, Chair of the Labour Party 11th October 2019


The Labour Party in North East Derbyshire are absolutely delighted to be joined by the chair of the Labour Party, Ian Lavery MP in Lowgates on Friday 11th October. Ian is Member of Parliament for Wansbeck, Northumberland and former president of the National Union of Mineworkers.


Labour Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, Chris Peace said: "I have had the honour of campaigning with Ian to get truth and justice for mineworkers falsely accused and wrongfully arrested at Orgreave and throughout Britain during the 84/5 Miners strike. Last Saturday Ian and I had the privilege of addressing over 2000 people in Newcastle City Hall at a rally with Jeremy Corbyn campaigning for the exciting prospect of a future Labour Government. We're really looking forward to welcoming Ian to North East Derbyshire"


Ian has recently unveiled a report which highlights the shocking prevalence of child poverty in his North East constituency where the report claims that children are coming to school hungry and in broken shoes and worn-out clothing.


Christine Smith, Chair of North East Derbyshire Labour Party said: "As an ex teacher Chris Peace knows only too well how Tory spending cuts and their austerity agenda has had a heartbreaking impact on the lives of our children and their families in North East Derbyshire, and this is replicated all over the country"


Under a Labour Government Labour’s Education policies will help every child and young person to achieve their full potential and have the best start in life. Labour will end the Tory scandal of starving schools of essential funding and will ensure local accountability with proper investment in our schools, early years and apprenticeships in addition to inclusivity and access to higher education for those who choose it.


Ian Lavery MP said: "The people of North East Derbyshire are really fortunate to have such a dedicated and hardworking candidate as Chris Peace. Chris's enthusiasm for ensuring her constituents will be represented at Westminster and her passion for a Labour victory at the next election make her the ideal candidate for returning North East Derbyshire to Labour"