Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Manchester Withington

This weekend saw a lot of campaigning in the sunny suburbs of South Manchester.

Saturday morning was a listening surgery at Chorlton Library where Lucy Powell, our prospective candidate and Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council heard constituents with a range of issues from congestion charges to special needs provision in schools.

I must admit the prospect of canvassing on a Sunday afternoon was a bit daunting but we were amazingly well received.

Manchester Withington was a seat the Liberal Democrats won with the big lie that Christies Cancer Hospital was under threat and we are going to win it back. Lucy is an exceptionally talented candidate and will be Manchester's first woman MP - if we get behind her and do the donkey work now.

Anyway - next campaign session is on Sunday August 25th at 2.00 p.m., 4 Holly Royde Close (off Palatine Road) followed by a barbecue.

If you can help let Jeff Smith know at: cllr.jeff.smith@manchester.gov.uk

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