Labour Party chiefs sent two MPs and a battle bus to Brighton this morning (Monday 18 August).
Gloria De Piero and Jon Ashworth arrived on Labour’s “Seaside Express” as part of the party’s efforts to sign up new members and win support in three key marginal constituencies.
They were joined by Nancy Platts, Purna Sen and Peter Kyle, the party’s parliamentary candidates in Brighton Kemptown, Brighton Pavilion and Hove.
All five politicians were joined by dozens of supporters at the Palace Pier in Brighton before heading off to knock doors in Mile Oak and drum up support.
Labour described its latest initiative as “a scheme designed to bring new faces and fresh energy into the party”.
The Brighton and Hove seats were chosen for the party’s “Supporters’ Summer Sign-up” because they are seen as crucial to the outcome of the general election next year.
— Labour Press Team (@labourpress) August 18, 2014
Gloria De Piero said: “Too often people think all politics is the same or just a game played out in Westminster for the amusement of a few privileged men and even fewer women.
“But I know – and Labour knows – that there are thousands of people in every community who care about the future of our country but feel no one will ever listen to them.
“These reforms we are launching in Brighton and Hove today represent a real chance to get their voice heard louder and clearer than ever before.
“And they are also our chance to breathe fresh life into our party by opening ourselves up once more to the people of Britain.”
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