Senior Labour Members of Parliament welcomed in North East Derbyshire - 13th October 2019

Ian Lavery and Paul Blomfield welcomed in North East Derbyshire


The Labour Party in North East Derbyshire were delighted to be joined over the weekend by Chair of the Labour Party, Ian Lavery MP and Labour Shadow Cabinet member Paul Blomfield MP.


Government funding for public services and local councils has been decimated by the Tories with a negative impact on many North East Derbyshire residents. A Labour Government is committed to improving public services and bringing them back into public ownership for the benefit of our local communities rather than for private profit.


Chris Peace, Labour Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, said: "We have had a very busy and uplifting weekend in North East Derbyshire with Ian Lavery speaking at a Labour Party members meeting about the clear Labour Party policies we have been proud to announce on social housing, health, education, welfare reforms, social care and pensions. This will provide much needed support to some of our constituency's most vulnerable people."


Lynne Haywood, local resident said: "It was great that Shadow Cabinet member, Paul Blomfield was out campaigning with Chris Peace. They met up with people on the doorstep to listen to our concerns about years of Tory government cuts to local councils in North East Derbyshire and talked with us about what a Labour Government would do to support us. We really feel that the Labour Party will put people first and that Chris will be a great advocate for us in parliament"


Notes:  North East Derbyshire Tory candidate, Lee Rowley has consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government when he was an MP