Grassroots

So it’s all over and normality has returned. Well normality might have returned if the leaders of three of the political parties hadn’t all resigned the morning after the count. Or if the Lib Dems hadn’t taken such a thrashing or if Labour hadn’t done pretty badly across a lot of the country or ifContinue reading “Grassroots”

Grassroots – Day of choices

So the day finally arrived. Thursday 7th May 2015. Polling day. All that remained was for the people to play their part. To make their way to the nearest polling station, mark their choice, stick it in the box and change the world. Or maybe not. On assignment for Getty Images I covered a number ofContinue reading “Grassroots – Day of choices”

Grassroots – Back in the Ring

Former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Deputy Prime Minister, Lord John Prescott joined Labour candidate Anna Turley on a visit to Redcar Amateur Boxing Club earlier today. The visit marks the start of the final weekend of Labour’s campaigning ahead of what is predicted to be the closest General Election in decades on MayContinue reading “Grassroots – Back in the Ring”

Grassroots – Justine Thornton

Justine Thornton, the wife of Ed Miliband, Leader of the The Labour Party visited the Redcar and Thornaby South constituencies today to support the Labour candidates Anna Turley in Redcar and Louise Baldock in Stockton South. The day started with a visit to a locally based charity called The Junction. The charity offers support to a largeContinue reading “Grassroots – Justine Thornton”

Grassroots – Redcar 3

Veteran Labour politician and former Home Secretary, Education Secretary and Work and Pensions Secretary in the previous Labour government, David Blunkett, campaigned in Redcar today with the Labour Party candidate for Redcar, Anna Turley as momentum continues to gather ahead of the General Election on May 7th. #Grassroots Click on the links below to see more inContinue reading “Grassroots – Redcar 3”

Grassroots – Down the Farm

The Shadow Communities Secretary Hilary Benn joined the Labour Party candidate for Redcar, Anna Turley on a visit to Westfield Farm  in Dormanstown, Redcar earlier today. The farm is a community training and resource centre that offers advice, guidance and training helping people get back into work. The visit to a key marginal seat comes ahead of whatContinue reading “Grassroots – Down the Farm”

Grassroots – Lemon Top

The Labour Party Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls joined the party candidate for Redcar, Anna Turley yesterday on the seafront for a bit of a photo-call and to meet some of the Labour Party supporters. As is also traditional for those visiting Redcar he headed to Pacitto’s to grab a ‘Lemon-Top’ ice cream! After the stop inContinue reading “Grassroots – Lemon Top”

Grassroots – Eaglescliffe

British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Icon Plastics in Eaglescliffe today. The extremely brief visit to the plastics manufacturing factory which is situated in the region’s most marginal constituency of Stockton South comes as part of the Conservative Party UK tour campaign ahead of the General Election on May 7th when Britain goes to the polls on what isContinue reading “Grassroots – Eaglescliffe”

Election Train

Former Prime Minister and MP for Sedgefield Tony Blair and his wife Cherie visited his old constituency today and gave a speech to Labour party members before visiting the construction site for the new Hitachi Trains Europe factory in Sedgefield. The visit came as part of Labour’s campaign build up ahead of the General ElectionContinue reading “Election Train”

Grassroots – Coatham

Continuing today with my coverage of #Grassroots party activity on the build up to the General Election in May later this year, I followed UK Independence Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Redcar and Cleveland, Chris Gallacher as he led a leaflet drop campaign around the Coatham area of Redcar.     #Grassroots Click on theContinue reading “Grassroots – Coatham”