Campaigning for Cambridge… in the General Election

After a brief rest to recover my energy, I’ve been out helping the Labour campaign to re-elect Daniel Zeichner. There are leaflets to deliver, letters to address, posters to distribute and – of course – a lot of doors to knock on!

The response has been amazing, and the energy of all the Labour canvassers is remarkable after we’d all been working so hard for the local election. Daniel has been out with us, too, and it’s been great to work closely with him.

On Saturday, our MEP Alex Mayer organised a Labour Movement for Europe canvassing day to help re-elect a strongly pro-Europe Labour MP in Cambridge.  Here they are helping out in Trumpington ward:


Sunday’s “guest” canvassers came from SERA, Labour’s environment campaign, and they joined an East Chesterton team which kicked off from the Green Dragon pub:


and I’ll be out again tonight!

If you’d like to help, please get in touch.

The Day After

I spent this morning at Cambridge Guildhall as votes were counted from yesterday’s election. Sadly, I wasn’t successful and the Liberal Democrats held the seat.


Donald Marshall Adey 1,116 (Lib Dem)

Ceri Barbara Galloway 204 (Green)

Shapour Meftah 694 (Con)

Katie Thornburrow 847 (Lab)

However I’m enormously grateful to everyone who voted for me as your Labour candidate, and would like to thank everyone who took time to talk to me or our many canvassers during the campaign – it was a pleasure to meet all of you. I won’t stop campaigning for Trumpington, doing what I can to help the area I live in.  But first, there’s a General Election to fight…