Meeting people in Warrington South

I spent this weekend in Warrington South, working with Labour's parliamentary candidate (and Christian Socialist Movement member) Nick Bent.  The Tories have been throwing money at this seat but I was surprised at the negative response to the Conservatives and to David Cameron on the doorstep.  Much comes down to a matter of trust, and also questions about whether Cameron and his team have a real idea of what life is like for most people.  The Leaders debate on Thursday seems to have got people more engaged with the election.  I also heard from people that they appreciated what Gordon Brown did to save the banking system and promote the recovery.  This was especially true where people were facing the threat of redundancy - they said they knew Gordon Brown was working to save jobs and did not want to risk those efforts.

 


Stephen Beer, 18/04/2010

 
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