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 May 7.  He then headed over to the Stockton South constituency where he joined Labour candidate Louise Baldock and gave a speech to party members and supporters in front of her campaign office.

On assignment for Getty Images here are a few of my pictures from the day…

 

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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 large number of vulnerable children in some of the most socially disadvantaged communities. The visit came as her husband gave a speech in Stockton earlier in the day ahead of what is predicted to be one of the most closely fought General Elections in decades on May 7.

She then went to the Carers Together advice group in the town. The group offers help and assistance to carers by offering advice on benefits, housing, health problems, training and employment. Whilst there she had the chance to visit a small garden area that had been created by the members and chat with some of the group.

After leaving Redcar she then headed to the Stockton South constituency to meet up with candidate Louise Baldock and met with campaign volunteers and party members before joining Louise canvassing some of the local homes in the area.

On assignment for Getty Images I was given exclusive access to document the events of the day and whilst these things are all stage managed to a degree and photographers and the wider media are generally ‘used’ by the various parties to try and get their respective messages across, especially so at election times, the challenge I find is to try and get some nice shots from what can be fairly benign events.

Here’s a few from today…

 

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Grassroots – Bit of Corrie

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Grassroots – Down the Farm

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Grassroots – Eaglescliffe

Grassroots – Stockton

Grassroots – Election Train

Grassroots – The pink bus

Grassroots – Redcar 2

Grassroots – Coatham

Grassroots – Redcar

Grassroots – Horden

Grassroots – Stockton

Grassroots – Hartlepool

Grassrots – Dormanstown

Grassroots – Eston

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Grassroots – Stockton

The Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Shadow Deputy Prime Minister, Harriet Harman arrived in Stockton-on-Tees today to join the Labour Parliamentary candidate for Stockton South, Louise Baldock as they went for a wander around the High Street to try and gain support from shoppers.

The visit came as part of Labour’s campaign ahead of the General Election on May 7 which is predicted to be Britain’s closest national election. After the walkabout they jumped aboard the ‘Pink Bus’ and headed to Grangefield Youth and Community Centre to meet women voters to chat about the issues that they were concerned about ahead of the election.

On assignment for Getty Images I spent the day photographing the visit…

 

The Visit

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On the ‘Pink Bus’

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The Meeting

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#Grassroots

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Grassroots – Election Train

Grassroots – The pink bus

Grassroots – Redcar 2

Grassroots – Coatham

Grassroots – Redcar

Grassroots – Horden

Grassroots – Hartlepool

Grassrots – Dormanstown

Grassroots – Eston

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