Sunday, 26 October 2014

My week ahead, 27 October - 1 November 2014

Monday – 27 October, 2pm – Meeting about car parking outside schools in East Ipswich
4pm – Labour campaigning in East Ipswich
6pm – Labour Group

Tuesday – 28 October, 10am – Social Media training with Labour County Group

Wednesday – 29 October, 10am and 2pm – Labour campaigning in Rushmere Ward, Ipswich

Another week of campaigning ahead as we get our message over to the residents of Ipswich. We know we have to work hard as unlike the Tories we do not have national newspapers willing able to print propaganda, thinly disguised as a new story. The recent serialisation by the Mail of news (?) items about the NHS in Wales is just one example. Fortunately the local paper here in Ipswich is far more neutral and thankfully did not go overboard with coverage of Gummer Island.

Talking of Gummer Island, it reminded of another farfetched scheme – Boris Island, the idea of an airport on reclaimed land in the Thames estuary, that seemed at the time to be just a plan to get news coverage (and votes) but with little chance of it ever happening – very similar to Gummer Island.

What would be more beneficial for Ipswich is if our two Tory MPs put pressure on the Government and the Tory County Council to build a northern by-pass – but as that would mean Poulter doing something for Ipswich residents it is unlikely ever to happen.

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