Throughout today Forest of Dean Labour Party have held a day of action across Lydney ahead of May’s local authority elections. This included a morning street stall and Councillor meet and greet followed by canvassing in Lydney West for Steve Stockham’s Town and District election campaign and a community meeting on a swathe of issues including local government funding and the future of the Labour Movement.
We were lucky enough to be joined in the afternoon on the doorstep by Chris Williamson, Labour MP for Derby North and a former Shadow Minister, who then led discussion at a packed meeting at Regent Hall.
Zac Arnold, Campaign Coordinator for Forest of Dean Labour Party and organiser of the event, said:
“I would like to thank Chris for his time in coming to Lydney and providing us with valuable insight direct from Westminster and his extensive life experiences. It’s been a great day and has really lifted spirits in the run up to us asking the public to join us in rebuilding Lydney for the many, not the few.”
Chris Williamson, Labour MP for Derby North and former Shadow Minister for Fire and Emergency Services and former Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government, said:
“Excellent day campaigning on the #LabourDoorstep with the Forest of Dean Labour Party, followed by a great meeting with members. Big thank you to Zac Arnold for organising today’s event. #ChangeIsComing in the Forest of Dean.”