There are less than 80 days to go before the General Election.
And the Leeds North West Labour Campaign is certainly heating up – though it’s been pretty hot for some time.
Three shadow ministers will be in the Constituency in the next week or so – campaigning with us.
On Thursday 26th February Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Higher Education Minister, will be at the Packhorse pub, speaking to Leeds students and answering their questions. Details here.
Before that, he’ll be out all afternoon taking part in our continuing voter registration drive. If you want to give him a hand, be on the Parkinson steps, Leeds Uni, at 1.30 p.m.
On Saturday 28th February Seema Malhotra will be with us. Seema is the Shadow Minister for the prevention of violence against women and girls. Seema’s work as a shadow minister addresses the needs of all victims of rape, domestic and sexual violence, as well as Female Genital Mutilation, forced marriage, trafficking and prostitution. Seema was elected to Parliament in 2011 – one of the many excellent women who represent Labour constituencies. Before she entered Parliament, Seema was a freelance business and public service adviser working with the video game and film industries. She has over ten years’ experience with leading firms Accenture and PriceWaterhouseCoopers working in strategy and IT systems development. Seema has worked across Whitehall with justice agencies and creative industries. She’ll be campaigning with us on Saturday afternoon, meeting at 3.30 p.m. at the new campaign office.
The Campaign Office is already abuzz. But we haven’t formally launched it yet! We’ll be doing that on Saturday 7th March at 1.30pm, when another leading Labour politician – Jon Trickett – will join us to do the honours.
As a local lad – born in Leeds, product of Roundhay school, former leader of Leeds City Council – Jon needs little introduction. He is now a shadow minister without a specific brief – his job being as special adviser in Ed Miliband’s Office. Described by the New Statesman as ‘a proud socialist and the voice of the left’ , he notes on his own website his concern ‘about the marketisation of public services, the introduction of tuition fees, and the war in Iraq’ and his current ‘overriding preoccupation . . the construction of a mass party of working people.
Come along and meet Jon at the launch on 7 March.
In the meantime – people are welcome in the office at any time.
– Regency house, 90-92 Otley Road, Leeds, LS6 4BA.
Why not drop in, join us in one of these campaigning sessions – or just sign up here – so you, too, can help get Alex Sobel elected here in Leeds NW.