Hundreds of Labour activists are busy campaigning across the East Midlands ahead of Thursday's elections. Thank you to everyone who is helping with our campaign. In recent weeks it has been good to join our campaign teams in Bassetlaw, Chesterfield, Lincoln, Erewash, Nottingham, Leicester, South Leicestershire, Buxton, Derby and Northampton.
We have also held local launch events for the final stages of our campaign. There is coverage of the events here from BBC Derby and the Leicester Mercury.
|Campaign launch in Northampton.|
|Campaign launch at Leicester's Clock Tower.|
Photo: Will Johnston/ Leicester Mercury
|Campaign launch in Nottingham.|
It was good to join the annual Vaisakhi celebrations in Leicester including the wonderful Nagar Kirtan Parade. It was good to see so many people at the parade and celebrations at local Gurdwaras and to catch up with the Leicester Sikh Alliance and other local organisations. Many people have asked for my views on recent revelations regarding British Government and the massacre at the Amritsar Golden Temple in 1984. My view is that there should be an independent and judge-led inquiry carried out transparently, with key documents to be made public. A timetable for such an inquiry should be set out as quickly as possible.
|Serving Langar with Jon Ashworth MP |
at Guru Tegh Bahadur in Leicester.
It was also good to be at the annual Artisan Cheese Fair in Melton, which was again a brilliant celebration and showcase of local food producers. I have written before about my commitment, if elected, to champion the East Midlands' food and drink industry.
|With Matthew O'Callaghan at the Melton Mowbray |
Artisan Cheese Fair.
Thank you again to everyone who is supporting the Labour campaign for Thursday's elections. All your help and support is much appreciated.
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