Mark Hall By-Election: Letter of thanks from Labour candidate
Politics / Fri 9th Jul 2021 at 12:34pm
From Kay Morrison,
Well, we went for it but didn’t quite make it this time.
Our campaign team was devoted, upbeat, tireless: I could not be prouder of our activists who contributed, whether by delivering leaflets, door-knocking, preparing material or in some other way.
We had hundreds of superb conversations with hundreds of voters. All of that takes time and effort which have made a huge difference. It can also be enjoyable. We’re interacting with people, hearing their views and often helping them tackle local issues. It’s not all hard slog!
Standing for election and supporting a candidate aren’t always easy though: I acknowledge the other candidates’ work; I congratulate the winning Conservative candidate.
I thank the wonderful people who voted Labour. Every single one of your votes is valued. Every one counts and every one helped us narrow the gap ….. considerably.
Thanks, too, to Michael Casey of YourHarlow who juggled candidate coverage as even-handedly as humanly possible.
Thanks to the polling stations staff and tellers at the Count. Professionally done.
Best wishes. See you later on the campaign trail!
Labour candidate in Mark Hall by-election
Note 16.9 % swing away from Conservatives: 9.7 % towards Labour ; 7.26 % towards Green : The only new issue locally Save Our Stort Campaign.
Save the Stort Campaign is not supported by Harlow Labour. It was they who several years ago signed up to this under the Harlow Gilston Garden Town project. For Labour to claim otherwise is a blatant lie.
On a personal note can I say it was a pleasure working alongside Kay during the campaign. She had energy and understanding of the local issues that have both a positive and negative impact on the local community. Confident she will make a great councillor in the future.
What should concern all local politicians is the 22% turnout. The Conservatives now control Harlow Council. Hopefully, in a year's time when austerity hits the town again they will not claim they found a note in the accounts saying there was no money left and blaming the Labour party! Mind you Mr. Halfon did and got re-elected. The question is: Would the electorate fall for it again?