Speaking in Chacewater, Labour MP for Exeter Ben Bradshaw called on the people of Cornwall to send the Lib Dems and Tories a strong message when they vote for their Cornwall councillors next May.
“This omnishambles of a government needs to be shaken up” he said “and here in Cornwall local people can really send a strong message that they should go. Whether it is the pasty tax, granny tax, caravan tax or rising unemployment – all their policies hit Cornwall hard. And this is the area the Lib Dems like to call their heartlands – a fine way to treat Cornwall!”
Clutching his own pasty, Ben highlighted the difference between life in Cornwall with a Labour government and life under the Tory-led coalition;
“The Labour government worked hard to bring investment into Cornwall – the University, Objective One, new roads, the medical school – the list goes on and on. Yet under the Toriues and Lib Dems Cornwall has gone backwards. Schools have not been rebuilt as we planned, hospital waiting lists rise and now they are even planning to bring in a regional wage which will leave Cornwall even poorer.”
Ben was speaking at an evening organised by Truro and Falmouth Labour Party where everyone enjoyed local pasties, a quiz and a question and answer session.
Despite the bad weather on Friday (15th June) and clashing with the England Sweden football the well attended evening was enjoyed by all.
Candy Atherton Chair of Truro and Falmouth Labour Party said;
“It was great to welcome Ben back to Cornwall. As a minister he took a keen interest in events in Cornwall and has been both angered and saddened to see our county going backwards. After his own excellent local results this May in Exeter and Labour’s success in Plymouth he predicted that a largte swathe of Labour councillors would be elected in Cornwall next May. Indeed we all agreed that it was just a shame we had to wait until next year for the elections!”Other news from Cornwall Labour