Election Campaign Update

H&D Editor Mark Cotterill, aims to bring down Labour’s “Red Wall” in Ribbleton!

On Saturday (May 1st) we had two leafleting teams out. Team one completed Ribbleton (City Council) ward with our second election leaflet, and team two got a good chunk of Preston South East (Lancashire County Council) Division, with the second election leaflet done – see copy attached.

In Ribbleton Ward we finished off both the Brockholes Bow/Fishwick area and the Farrington Park/Bowness Estates. And in Preston South East Division we leafleted all of the massive Callon Estate (a White working class area – right next to a very enriched area).

Afterwards both teams met up, to leaflet the final couple of streets around the Blessed Sacrament /Farringdon Road area of Ribbleton ward.

Team One finished up having a few well deserved pints in the local ward pub, where H&D Assistant editor Peter Rushton got the first round in!

We will be going out leafleting again in Ribbleton ward/ Preston South East Division on Tuesday/Wednesday – depending on the weather, with our final “reminder” leaflet – see attached. So if you can spare a couple of hours and give us a hand, it would be very much appreciated. Just let us know which day/time you can help.

You can email me us at – heritageanddestiny@yahoo.com – or ring Mark on – 07833 677484. Please try and help if you can.

It’s looking very close now in Ribbleton Ward, with Labour just about in front, but with one more push we can bring that “Red Wall” tumbling down! However, in Preston South East, its going to be much harder as three-quarters of the Division is now very enriched now, with English being the second language on many streets. Still we are giving it a good go.

Members of our Ribbleton election team including (above left to right): Mike Whitby, Paul Higgins, Mark Cotterill, and Peter Rushton.

More or less all the pubs in Preston South East have now closed down, with the famous Acregate Hotel, on New Hall Lane, a former Boddingtons alehouse, closed down in 2010, set to become an Islamic Education centre. Just down the road towards the city centre, the former Belle Vue Hotel is now an East European super market.

The other parties (Conservative, Lib-Dem and Green) have not put out a single leaflet (as far as we can tell) in either Ribbleton or Preston South East – or even set foot – in the ward/division – incredible, but sadly true. They just take their voters for granted.

If you can’t help out with our campaign physically, for whatever reason (job, family, or you just live too far away) then you can still help the campaign by sending a donation towards the campaign costs (send to; Mark Cotterill, 40 Birkett Drive, Ribbleton, Preston, PR2 6HE – write on the back of the cheque/postal order – Election donation – if you wish to send a donation by Bank transfer thats fine too – call (07833 6774840 or email (heritageanddestiny@yahoo.com) us for the details.) Every pound helps.

The election count for Ribbleton Ward (Preston City council) will be held on Friday morning/lunchtime. And the count for Preston South East Division will be held on Saturday morning. As soon as we get the results, we will post them up on the H&D website.

Thanks in advance for your help and support, it’s very much appreciated.

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