Arundel & South Downs Constituency Labour Party Parliamentary candidate Christopher Wellbelove and Team Labour visited Hassocks this weekend to launch our General Election campaign. Despite a decidedly chilly morning, we are happy to report that reception from voters on the streets was mostly warm and positive. Several passers by reported that Labour were the first party they had seen campaigning in the town.
Christopher commented, "It was a pleasure campaigning with our Hurstpierpoint & Hassocks Branch again, who have raised the profile of Labour in the area in recent years, through organising open public meetings on local and national issues such as fracking and the future of the NHS. It was also great to get out and about talking to voters about what really matters to them. There is no doubt that government cuts ranks highly on many peoples list."
Team Labour & Christopher Wellbelove talking to voters in Hassocks (above).
Following the morning launch in Hassocks, the campaign moved on to Arundel for many more conversations with voters and well-wishers. Once again a number of people congratulated us on our visibility on the streets, prior to what is likely to be one of the most important elections of modern times. It is therefore not surprising that the most mentioned concerns of voters were the future of the NHS and education.
Christopher Wellbelove talks to voters in Arundel (above)
All in all, it was a successful launch to our campaign. Many thanks to the 18 Labour activists who helped make our presence known on the streets of Hassocks and Arundel last weekend.
Christopher Wellbelove in Arundel.
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