Charlotte Cornell knocking on a doorstep in Dover
Charlotte Cornell knocking on a doorstep in Dover

Yesterday the team was very busy: firstly, we knocked on lots of doors in Maxton, Elms Vale & Priory Ward and also in Whitfield. The local team was joined by some fantastic Young Labour comrades from Canterbury.

What we heard over and over again just how out-of-touch people feel the Conservative council and sitting MP are. Lots of people were telling us about struggles to park, sadness over the decline of the High Street and lack of serious and sensible planning oversight. It is clear that people feel a long-term vision for the town is currently lacking.Labour is listening and we are determined to be the party with a plan for this town that actually works.

At the same time yesterday, our education cuts street stalls was running in Dover town centre, once again taking the message to the public that the unfair cuts to our primary schools, rural schools and smaller schools is jeopardising our children’s futures. We know, as does the National Association of Headteachers, that under this Conservative government, our schools remain in crisis.

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