Adam Thompson: Labour candidate for Amber Valley

Adam Thompson

Winning in Amber Valley: Week 4

Believe it or not, we’re in the final week of the campaign. Time has flown, but here we are for the final push.

With the majority of illness behind us, we’ve back back on it this week working for a Labour victory in Amber Valley. This week, we have:

  • Climbed the hills in Swanwick to discuss the prospect of a Labour future;
  • Enjoyed the Christmas lights popping up in Alfreton, and listened to concerns over everything from the green belt to the NHS to local flooding;
  • Joined University and Colleges Union members on the picket line to support their strike against pay inequality, job insecurity, rising workloads and pay devaluation;
  • Spoke and debated at a meeting about keeping our NHS public, which the Conservative candidate didn’t see fit to bother attending;
  • Talked about how Labour can support small business at a big street stall in Ripley;
  • Discussed the importance of having an MP who engages with the area and the local people in Waingroves;
  • Published a video on school cuts (see below); and
  • Welcomed our Derbyshire Police and Crimes Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa, to Swanwick and explained to residents how Labour will pump funds back into our starved police service and not just put police back on the streets, but train up the next generation.

We’re now in the final week of the campaign and are continuing to work hard – if you can help please do get in contact. On polling day, you’ll be particularly welcome at campaign centres in our Derbyshire key seats (see here for more info), but if you can’t get to other areas then please join us at Alfreton House from 9am.

All campaigning on polling day will be run from Alfreton House – you don’t need to bring anything, but if you can bring a phone, laptop and charger to do some telephone canvassing via dialogue, that’d be brilliant. You need to be a Labour party member, but you can also do telephone canvassing via dialogue any time you like.

Here’s to the final week – see you on the campaign trail!