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 – Hartlepool 2

Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party gave a speech to party members and supporters at The Grand Hotel in Hartlepool earlier today. He then visited Respondez a local call centre and had a brief tour of the facility and spoke with employees. The visit to this key marginal seat comes ahead of what is predicted toContinue reading “Grassroots – Hartlepool 2”

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”

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 – Redcar (II)

As the days between now and the General Election in May gradually slip away the pre-election machines are starting to increase their activities in the marginal areas where a guaranteed victory in the polls might not be as forthcoming as in some other areas. Redcar on Teesside is one of these seats and after aContinue reading “Grassroots – Redcar (II)”

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”

Grassroots – Redcar

As I continue with my #Grassroots coverage of the political parties as they ramp up their activities on the road to the General Election this coming May I once again headed out with Anna Turley, the Labour Party candidate for Redcar and Cleveland and some of her team as they went door to door inContinue reading “Grassroots – Redcar”