Into the final week…

Drum roll…we’re in to the final week of campaigning, so I thought a little synopsis of my last few days activity may be in order.

On Tuesday, I met Kathryn, the coordinator of the Revoelution project.

This is a lottery funded project centred around the Revoe area of the ward – there is £1m to spend in the area over the next few years to improve the quality of life of local residents.

The scope of the project is huge, covering everything from the development of local business to improving the general health of the local population.

Plans have been finalised to cover the first 2 years of the project and Kathryn very kindly took the time out to discuss this with me. Many thanks to Kathryn.

On a completely unpolitically related matter, myself and my partner attended a heritage tour of the Tower and Ballroom organised by Fylde Coast LGBT Strategic Partnership.

It was absolutely amazing, and if you haven’t been, then do try and get on one of these heritage tours.

The architecture that Blackpool boasts is truly amazing, and you can get a really good look on one of these tours.

The highlight of the tour was definitely the tower – Blackpool at night from up there looked brilliant – see below:

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On Wednesday, I took my son to take his fourth driving theory test as Bispham and not wanting to break his run, he failed it for the fourth time. Words fail.

Along with my other half, I then spend Wednesday evening folding hundreds and hundreds of leaflets. However, a couple of GnT’s and some music actually made it a very pleasant evening.

Thursday afternoon was a busy one.

First of all, I attended the Young at Heart group’s second birthday party at Ibbison Court.

This group is run by the brilliant Rev. Augusta Gibrill and it really was great to see the positive impact that the group has on those attending. I also met some very nice people there, so Happy Birthday to you all!

This was then followed by another canvas session around Ibbison and yet again, I am in debt to those who have taken the time out to help me. Blackpool Labour really does have some of the most committed members and I cannot thank them enough.

We also bumped into two supporters on the canvas session proudly wearing Labour rosettes – both are going to be voting for me apparently – see below:



Thursday was then rounded off by attending the council meeting where the budget cuts were discussed.

Council Leader Simon Blackburn gave a detailed account of how Tory cuts are disproportionately affecting Blackpool and that a relief fund made available by the government is being spent in predominantly southern Tory authorities.

The Tory leader in the chamber then got up to speak. It’s hard to believe that the Tories had the audacity to even stand up to counter Simon’s report, given that Cameron & Co. have drained £400m out of the local economy over the last 6 years. They’re a disgrace.

So, that covers the last few days. I’m actually going into work today to do a full days work (so that will make a change!).

But it’s full steam ahead for tomorrow with a leafleting session at 10.30 in the morning and a canvas session at 2.30 in the afternoon. The meet up point is Revoe Library for both sessions. All supporters are more than welcome to attend.

Anyway – that’s me done for now so drop by soon.


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