Labour’s Harriet Harman in MK for election launch

Harriet Harman with her pink bus in Bedford.
Harriet Harman with her pink bus in Bedford.

Harriet Harman, deputy leader for the Labour party, is in Milton Keynes tonight to help launch the party’s general election campaign.

With polling day less than six weeks away, Labour volunteers have been stepping up their campaign in the borough.

Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, dropped in to MK to meet local businesses on the first day of the campaign and Tuesday will also see a visit by Shadow Transport Secretary Michael Dugher.

Milton Keynes South is one of the top marginal seats in the country and be closely contested by the main parties. Harriet Harman has taken a close interest in MK and has visited the area on several occasions over the last two years to help campaign.

The Labour Party will be holding their launch at The Venue theatre at Walton High. Supporters will also hear from Andrew Pakes, Labour’s parliamentary candidate in MK South, Emily Darlington, Labour’s parliamentary candidate in MK North, and Councillor Pete Marland, leader of MK Council.

Ms Harman said: “I am pleased to be joining Team Labour at the launch of Andrew Pakes’ general election campaign. I want Andrew to be in parliament – not just because he will be a great asset in Parliament as a Labour MP, but I know Andrew will do all he can to stand up for the people in his home town of Milton Keynes.

“Since the Tory-Lib Dem Government came into power five years ago people are £1,600 worse off. We need Labour in government so we can address the concerns of people in Milton Keynes and make a real difference to their lives – including on childcare, on jobs, on energy prices and protecting the NHS.”