Campaigning in Lancashire
Yesterday, Sayeeda was back on her campaign tour in support of Conservative candidates for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections on November 15th.
Supporting Lancashire PCC candidate Tim Ashton, Sayeeda and Tim visited both Pendle and Fylde.
In Pendle, PCC candidate Tim Ashton, Sayeeda, Cllr Joe Cooney and Cllr Keith Bailey, along with Pendle Conservatives launched a ‘No Cold Calling’ campaign.
The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of how to handle cold calling situations on the doorstep. To reinforce this, the campaign has produced ‘no cold calling’ cards which can be displayed in your window to discourage potential callers.
After visiting Pendle, Sayeeda and Tim visited Tim’s hometown, Lytham St Annes in Fylde, to visit a special PCC street stall hosted by local Conservatives to canvas local constituents on their views on local crime issues.
At the stall Sayeeda and Tim were joined by the local Conservative MP Mark Menzies and neighbouring MP and Sayeeda’s Parliamentary Private Secretary Eric Ollerenshaw MP.
Welcoming Tim to his constituency Mark Menzies MP said:
“Tim has a great deal of experience as a councillor and a county councillor,” he said. “He has managed big budgets in his role in charge of county highways and is well equipped to do this job.”
Following the conclusion of the street stall, Tim said he had some positive responses from members of the public.
“It was interesting to hear about people’s experiences and views on crime firsthand,” he said.
“That is what I will be doing throughout the campaign I will be hitting the streets and speaking to real people to establish their priorities for policing in Lancashire.”
Ending her day in Lancashire, Sayeeda said:
“PCCs are nothing short of a policing revolution. These elections will put visible, accountable, local figures in charge of driving down crime. That’s a Conservative concept. It’s why PCCs were in our manifesto (p57!) and it’s why we’re going to be at the forefront of this fight.
Lancashire is a key area and I was delighted to be able to support Tim. He is an excellent candidate and I would encourage Lancashire to get right behind him and return him as their Police and Crime Commissioner on November 15th.”