The Forest of Dean Constituency Labour Party is excited to announce that Chris Williamson MP for Derby North, former Shadow Minister for Fire and Emergency Services and former Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government will be coming to Lydney as part of a day of action being held on Saturday 19th January 2019.
The day of action will begin at 10am outside Lydney Co-op on Newerne Street where members will be reminding constituents of the importance of registering to vote ahead of May’s local elections. Chris will be joining us at 2pm and members will be hitting the doorsteps with Chris to spread Labour’s plan to rebuild Britain so that it works for the many not the few.
An informal meeting for Labour Party members and affiliates will then take place at 3.45pm until 5pm on the topic of internal party democracy and cuts to local authority budgets.
Zac Arnold, Campaign Coordinator for Forest of Dean Labour Party and organiser of the event, said: “The Forest of Dean has been forgotten by Westminster for far too long and this is changing, the Labour leadership are determined to rebuild our country so that it works for the many and nobody is left behind any longer. I would like to thank Chris for coming and extend an invitation to the public to come and meet with us at some point throughout the day to discuss Labour’s plans for the district and for the country after May.”
Councillor Bernie O’Neill, Chairman of Forest of Dean Labour Party, said: “This is excellent news for the Forest of Dean Labour Party, as for too long we have been in the shadow of larger areas such as Gloucester and Bristol. It will be really great to welcome Chris to Lydney to meet, not only members, but the general public. I trust this will be the first of many more visits from National figures to the Forest to see what we have to offer, and to give support in the run up to the Council elections in May.”