Since her selection two weeks ago as Labour’s PPC, Léonie Mathers has hit the ground running in her campaign for the Sherwood constituency and was delighted to be joined by Caroline Flint MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister this weekend.
Caroline joined Léonie on a campaign session on Saturday (27th July) in Calverton where they met with and listened to local people about their concerns and priorities for the area.
Speaking after the visit Léonie said: “When I was selected as Labour’s candidate for Sherwood I made a promise that I would be out there knocking on doors and listening to local people about the issues that really matter to them.
“This is a promise that I intend to keep and I was delighted that Caroline was able to join me this weekend for a campaign session.
“Sherwood cannot afford five more years of the Tories. Their failure to bring jobs and growth to the area is having a devastating effect on local people – over 800 local people have been hit by the bedroom tax, over 500 of our young people are out of work and the rising costs of living mean that many local people are finding it hard to make ends meet.
“I am determined to stand up and fight for a better deal for the people of Sherwood.”
Caroline added: “I was delighted to come to Sherwood this weekend to support Léonie with her campaign.
“Winning in places like Sherwood is vitally important for Labour and I know that we have an excellent candidate in Léonie.
“Sherwood needs an MP that will put them first. Léonie is a hardworking campaigner and I know that she will stand up for local people and will fight on the issues that are important to them.”