#LabourPhonebank – No 2

Brilliant phone canvassing session tonight with

    • more people
    • more Labour promises; and
    • more poster site


As you can see lots of tea, coffee and quality biscuits. Tempt you to join in?

We meet at my house every Tuesday at 7pm until 8.30pm.

Please get in touch if you would like to help out.

The Red Peaks

We’ve all had some time to digest the results of the 5th May, and what a result – one that turned our streets and hills red. High Peak Labour exceeded are expectations to take 21 seats in the 43 seat council i.e. one short of an overall majority.

How the parties performed in the 2011 election, compared with the previous polls in 2007, in the number of seats won and lost.

In Glossopdale, Labour now holds 10 of the 15 seats in the area thanks to gains in the Old Glossop, Padfield, Tintwistle and Hadfield South wards.

What next
The Labour Group met on Sunday morning to make some initial decisions. One of its first decision was to it re-elected Caitlin Bisknell as Leader of the Labour Group and Anthony Mckeown as Deputy Leader. The Group was informed that the Liberal Democrat Group and Independent Group would not stand in the way of Labour becoming the controlling group by forming a minority administration, i.e. they would not to go into a formal coalition or informal agreement with other parties or members.

The group will meet again next Sunday to make some further decisions. Decisions – by election – such as the make-up of the Executive and the Group’s appointees to the Council’s committees and external bodies.

Old Glossop has a new voice!

Well what a brilliant result for Labour, for the residents of Old Glossop and for Garry  Parvin who was returned as one of the Councillors for Old Glossop ward!

Congratulating Garry on his successful election at the count in Buxton's Pavilion Gardens

The people of Old Glossop will now have the strong Labour voice in the Council – in which Labour is the controlling group – as we promised and will have in Garry (finally!) a fantastic and hard-working ward councillor.

The numbers
As you can see from the table below the election was closely contested with only 34 votes between gaining both the seats and the incumbent Chris Webster remaining in the place.

…and that’s a wrap!

Well today saw the culmination of many weeks and months work.

Irrespective of the results tomorrow can we say a quick and very big thank you to all those who have helped and supported us over the last few months!!!

We have been fortunate to have such a wonderful network of people volunteering their time to leaflet and canvass over these past few months in addition to whose who placed posters in their gardens and windows and those that of course turned up and voted for us.

Polling Day: Midday Update

Our polling day reminders were all delivered in in the ward this morning by some kind volunteers, Garry and myself.

Glossopdale Labour’s loud-hailer car is out and about in our ward and others with Roger Wilkinson at the helm!

We also have a street stall out down on Norfolk Square to remind people to use their vote and to vote for their local Labour candidates.

Just finished our lunch so its now back on it by going down to the Campaign HQ in Glossop’s Labour Club  to start phone canvassing to get the vote out.

Final Update of the Campaign

Well after months of activity in Old Glossop and other area we are finally here.

I final spot of door knocking in Hadfield and Padfield area delivering some good results for Ellie [Padfield ward] and Pat Jenner [Tintwistle ward] this morning, followed by some phone canvassing and leafleting in Old Glossop this afternoon and evening.

A selection of snaps of some of the team out and about over the last few days:

The Final Countdown (Campaign Update)

It has been a busy few days since I last blogged, with many daily door-knocking and phone canvassing sessions carried out across Glossopdale. Our garden stake boards have gone up  on key routes throughout the town, with many more posters in windows too.
Our final leaflets that remind people that this Thursday is polling day have and are continuing to go out throughout the Borough; and also remind people that they have up to two votes in Old Glossop ward and other multi-seat wards.