Old Moat Ward Action Weekend


I spent a large amount of time over the weekend on our Old Moat action weekend.
We had a fantastic turn out at the weekend with over 60 people helping to knock on doors and deliver leaflets to support my campaign and also Rob Mackle's campaign to get elected to the Council.
Over the weekend we spoke to over 1500 residents which is fantastic. (I even managed to take time out Sunday morning to go and deliver some leaflets for Gerry Diamond in Miles Platting and Newton Heath, because I hadn't been able to make their action day).
Special thanks go to the students and the Heywood and Middleton team that came to help yesterday. Amazingly it didn't rain all weekend and we got a really positive response. Most of the issues that were raised on the doorstep were very local - from the closure of Ewing School to the condition of the roads and pavements and bin collection. But a number of people also wanted to talk about the outcome of the Thomas Legg inquiry into expenses, and the very large number of MPs that have had demands to pay back money, totalling more than £1m. I'm the only Manchester MP who has not been asked to pay back money.
The only dampener on the weekend was yet another rubbish away performance from City, going down 2-1 at Hull City, I expect better things at Bolton on Tuesday!

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