Friday, 15 April 2011

Yvette Cooper comes to Margate

Yesterday Margate was treated to a visit from Yvette Cooper who is the Labour Shadow Home Secretary. Yvette met a local neighbourhood watch group from Dane Valley, and the group talked about police cuts and anti-social behaviour. The event was at John Edwards’ house who, as well as also being a candidate for Dane Valley in the local elections next month, is the Chair of Dane Valley pact and the Neighborhood watch co-ordinator for his street. The meeting was attended by concerned local residents, Labour group leader Clive Hart, KCC Councillor Liz Green, and the other local Labour candidates for Dane Valley ward Sandy Hart and Will Scobie.
After this meeting there was a quick stop off at the Labour office in North Thanet to meet candidates, and then it was on to Garlinge to join Labour candidates Beth Denning and Colin Harvey for some door knocking. Around 20 Labour activists attended and there was a really good response from residents who seemed concerned about the scale of cuts and the amount of local deprivation. Labour group leader Clive Hart said about Yvette’s visit:
 “Yvette was determined to hear the concerns of local residents here in Thanet and was genuinely interested in the issues affecting their daily lives. Time and time again residents expressed real anxiety regarding coalition government cuts to local policing”.
The visit was a great success, and a big thank you to all who helped organise the event.

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