Labour send their seaside express battle bus to Brighton

Members of the Labour party on Brighton beach

Members of the Labour party on Brighton beach

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THREE parliamentary hopefuls have had their campaigns boosted with the arrival of senior party colleagues.

The Labour party’s Seaside Express rolled into Brighton to show that candidates in the city were ready for the fight in the run-up to the next election.

Shadow ministers and election campaign deputies Jon Ashworth and Gloria De Piero, along with more than 100 Labour activists, travelled to Brighton on the first day of a national campaign which also took in Lowestoft, Morecambe and Blackpool.

Labour candidates for the three Brighton and Hove constituencies are Purna Sen, Nancy Platts and Peter Kyle.

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5:42pm Mon 18 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Good to see, in the interests of the diversity that they are always banging on about, that Labour brought so many Afro-Caribbean supporters with them.......oh, wait.....
Good to see, in the interests of the diversity that they are always banging on about, that Labour brought so many Afro-Caribbean supporters with them.......oh, wait..... notslimjim
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5:45pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Zeta Function says...

Can they translate their cheerfulness into winning votes?
Can they translate their cheerfulness into winning votes? Zeta Function
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6:26pm Mon 18 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

They look very happy to be in a Green constituency.

Apparently, the big selling point on their tour was the exciting policy of adopting Tory austerity measures and continuing cuts.

Labour members and voters must be very pleased with the priority of reducing spending on social matters while proposing to splurge £100 billion on an ineffective and impotent nuclear missile system to replace Trident.

Of course, if you do want to vote for a party that is socially progressive, puts the environment high on the agenda and does not seek to demonise foreigners or the poorest, nor spend billions on unnecessary nuclear weapons systems, then in B&H you will find an excellent alternative to Labour.
They look very happy to be in a Green constituency. Apparently, the big selling point on their tour was the exciting policy of adopting Tory austerity measures and continuing cuts. Labour members and voters must be very pleased with the priority of reducing spending on social matters while proposing to splurge £100 billion on an ineffective and impotent nuclear missile system to replace Trident. Of course, if you do want to vote for a party that is socially progressive, puts the environment high on the agenda and does not seek to demonise foreigners or the poorest, nor spend billions on unnecessary nuclear weapons systems, then in B&H you will find an excellent alternative to Labour. HJarrs
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7:30pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

Interesting to have an article about "senior party colleagues" supporting these candidates, but not a single "senior party colleague" is actually named as attending!
Interesting to have an article about "senior party colleagues" supporting these candidates, but not a single "senior party colleague" is actually named as attending! Quiterie
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7:12am Tue 19 Aug 14

Plantpot says...

HJarrs wrote:
They look very happy to be in a Green constituency.

Apparently, the big selling point on their tour was the exciting policy of adopting Tory austerity measures and continuing cuts.

Labour members and voters must be very pleased with the priority of reducing spending on social matters while proposing to splurge £100 billion on an ineffective and impotent nuclear missile system to replace Trident.

Of course, if you do want to vote for a party that is socially progressive, puts the environment high on the agenda and does not seek to demonise foreigners or the poorest, nor spend billions on unnecessary nuclear weapons systems, then in B&H you will find an excellent alternative to Labour.
Yawn - if by progressive you mean reducing everyone down to the lowest common denominator then I guess you're right.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: They look very happy to be in a Green constituency. Apparently, the big selling point on their tour was the exciting policy of adopting Tory austerity measures and continuing cuts. Labour members and voters must be very pleased with the priority of reducing spending on social matters while proposing to splurge £100 billion on an ineffective and impotent nuclear missile system to replace Trident. Of course, if you do want to vote for a party that is socially progressive, puts the environment high on the agenda and does not seek to demonise foreigners or the poorest, nor spend billions on unnecessary nuclear weapons systems, then in B&H you will find an excellent alternative to Labour.[/p][/quote]Yawn - if by progressive you mean reducing everyone down to the lowest common denominator then I guess you're right. Plantpot
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7:36am Tue 19 Aug 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

If progressive means councillors Tweeting vile comments about fellow councillors, women, children and members of the forces, is it any wonder the streets of the city are littered with drunks and the mentally ill which goes unnoticed and ignored by our current council which is too busy having parties to celebrate the installation of a light-up bus time table In the wealthy Preston Park ward and the re-painting of a cycle lane.
Champagne socialists feathering the nests of their stay-at-home middle class mums and student voters.
If progressive means councillors Tweeting vile comments about fellow councillors, women, children and members of the forces, is it any wonder the streets of the city are littered with drunks and the mentally ill which goes unnoticed and ignored by our current council which is too busy having parties to celebrate the installation of a light-up bus time table In the wealthy Preston Park ward and the re-painting of a cycle lane. Champagne socialists feathering the nests of their stay-at-home middle class mums and student voters. Maxwell's Ghost
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8:48am Tue 19 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
If progressive means councillors Tweeting vile comments about fellow councillors, women, children and members of the forces, is it any wonder the streets of the city are littered with drunks and the mentally ill which goes unnoticed and ignored by our current council which is too busy having parties to celebrate the installation of a light-up bus time table In the wealthy Preston Park ward and the re-painting of a cycle lane.
Champagne socialists feathering the nests of their stay-at-home middle class mums and student voters.
You do love that bus shelter don't you. Does it exist? If so can you demonstrate it was paid for out of council tax?

I note you avoid actually contradicting what I said about Labour. Why do you support them? As for tweeting, yes Duncan was silly and paid a price, which is more than any Labour PM, cabinet minister or MP did having sent hundreds of British soldiers to their deaths in Iraq.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: If progressive means councillors Tweeting vile comments about fellow councillors, women, children and members of the forces, is it any wonder the streets of the city are littered with drunks and the mentally ill which goes unnoticed and ignored by our current council which is too busy having parties to celebrate the installation of a light-up bus time table In the wealthy Preston Park ward and the re-painting of a cycle lane. Champagne socialists feathering the nests of their stay-at-home middle class mums and student voters.[/p][/quote]You do love that bus shelter don't you. Does it exist? If so can you demonstrate it was paid for out of council tax? I note you avoid actually contradicting what I said about Labour. Why do you support them? As for tweeting, yes Duncan was silly and paid a price, which is more than any Labour PM, cabinet minister or MP did having sent hundreds of British soldiers to their deaths in Iraq. HJarrs
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11:08am Tue 19 Aug 14

PeacehavenRed says...

HJarrs wrote:
They look very happy to be in a Green constituency.

Apparently, the big selling point on their tour was the exciting policy of adopting Tory austerity measures and continuing cuts.

Labour members and voters must be very pleased with the priority of reducing spending on social matters while proposing to splurge £100 billion on an ineffective and impotent nuclear missile system to replace Trident.

Of course, if you do want to vote for a party that is socially progressive, puts the environment high on the agenda and does not seek to demonise foreigners or the poorest, nor spend billions on unnecessary nuclear weapons systems, then in B&H you will find an excellent alternative to Labour.
err ... they are standing in Brighton Kemptown constituency.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: They look very happy to be in a Green constituency. Apparently, the big selling point on their tour was the exciting policy of adopting Tory austerity measures and continuing cuts. Labour members and voters must be very pleased with the priority of reducing spending on social matters while proposing to splurge £100 billion on an ineffective and impotent nuclear missile system to replace Trident. Of course, if you do want to vote for a party that is socially progressive, puts the environment high on the agenda and does not seek to demonise foreigners or the poorest, nor spend billions on unnecessary nuclear weapons systems, then in B&H you will find an excellent alternative to Labour.[/p][/quote]err ... they are standing in Brighton Kemptown constituency. PeacehavenRed
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