West Lancashire Labour Party got their 2015 election campaign off to a flying start at Up Holland Labour Club on Saturday 28 March 2015.
The Labour Party are fighting to retain the Parliamentary seat held by Rosie Cooper since 2005 and win seats to take control of West Lancashire Borough Council from the Conservatives.
Labour Party members and supporters turned out in huge numbers as Rosie Cooper and borough Council candidates were joined by guest of honour Louise Ellman to get the campaign under way.
Labour’s Parliamentary candidate Rosie Cooper said:
“An NHS in crisis. Hard-working people are worse-off. No time or care for older people’s needs. A future of few opportunities for young people. This is the cost of a Conservative government. I don’t believe the people of West Lancashire can afford 5 more years of the Conservatives.
“For the past 10 years it has been an honour and privilege to serve the people of West Lancashire.
“It’s clear that Conservative priorities, locally and nationally, are not West Lancashire priorities.
“At this election I am standing on my record of delivery with the promise of more.
“Over the next 6 weeks I am fighting to protect our NHS with more GPs and nurses, not cuts to frontline services.
“Older people deserve a fairer deal on pensions, social care and concessionary travel.
“Hard-working families need support which Labour will give by making work pay, with help on energy bills and with childcare where costs have rocketed by 30%.
“Future opportunities for our young people is a major area of concern for me.
“Protecting the environment for the benefit of all, not exploited for gain by a few.
“I’m delighted my good friend, former resident and councilor, Louise Ellman joined me to launch the West Lancashire Labour Party campaign.
“Over the next six weeks our campaign will continue to focus on being out there speaking to West Lancashire voters, doorstep campaigning, on the issues that we know matter to them and their families, and showing how we have been failed by the Conservatives in Downing Street and Derby Street.”
Kevin Wilkie, Chair of West Lancashire Consituency Labour Party said:
“The strength of our Labour Party are the members and supporters.
“West Lancashire Labour Party’s strength is the desire of our members and supporters to work for a Labour Government, a Labour MP and a Labour-run Borough Council.
“We have excellent candidates standing up for local people and Rosie Cooper has a formidable reputation of working hard for the people of West Lancashire on a range of issues.
“Rosie is leading the campaign for a railway station in Skelmersdale and the reinstatement of the Burscough Curves, a much needed cemetery, tackling flooding to better protect people’s homes and land, securing investment in West Lancashire College and working with residents in protecting local Greenbelt.
“Rosie is a proven fighter, who stands up for West Lancashire.”