General Election 2015: Where are all the party leaders? Not in the North East !

Not one leader from any of the major political parties has visited Tyne and Wear or County Durham as part of the General Election campaign.

David Cameron is the only leader so far to even venture into ANY part of the North East since the dissolution of parliament.

He visited Northumberland’s Alnwick and Stockton, the two areas where his party has a chance of winning next month, but bypassed large swathes of the region.

Labour leader Ed Miliband – whose party is favourite to win EVERY seat in Durham, Tyneside and Wearside, most seats in Teesside and half of those in Northumberland – has failed to make a public appearance anywhere in the North East.

The Liberal Democrats are defending Redcar and Berwick-upon-Tweed, yet Nick Clegg has been nowhere to be seen.

Nigel Farage claims UKIP is targeting parts of Teesside and has a strong interest in Blyth, and yet the leader of the “people’s army” has not made a public appearance anywhere in the North East.

And despite evidence of a Green surge in pockets of the region, Natalie Bennett has not visited to show support for her party’s candidates, either.

The North East is widely-regarded as safe Labour territory and this may explain the lack of interest from the parties’ top politicians in campaigning in this area.

Nonetheless, voters will be disappointed when they compare the region to, say, the Greater Manchester area, where the parties are fighting a higher number of key marginals.

Nick Clegg has visited seats in Greater Manchester four times, David Cameron twice and Ed Miliband four times.

Source –  Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 25 Apr 2015

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3 comments

  1. Chris

    LABOUR IS INSIDE THE TORY COALITION

    Listen to Labour saying Labour will not reverse Tory spending cuts nor change anything from the last Tory Budget.

    Labour will not ban sanctions nor workfare and keep the conditionality of benefits.

    LABOUR WILL NOT STAY AS IT IS

    The SNP have said they will only offer a support and confidence case by case support to Labour.

    But Labour have said they not do a deal with the SNP, yet have insufficient MPs to form a UK government already, by a long way.

    PREDICTIONS SHOW TORIES ARE ALREADY IN GOVERNMENT

    326 MP minimum threshold to form a UK parliament, by the rules of UK government.

    Projected seats for May election:

    – Conservatives: 283 (39 short of majority)
    – Labour: 278 (44 short of majority)
    – LD: 15
    – SNP: 48
    – Other: 23

    So Tories obliged by the rules to remain in power in a caretaker government, even well short of the minimum legal threshold.

    THERE ARE OTHER PARTIES RUNNING IN THE NORTH EAST

    SEE HOW MARGINAL LABOUR SEATS ARE

    SHARE THE PARTIES WHO WILL REALLY STOP AUSTERITY CUTS

    See how on my webiste:

    SOME MORE TUSC AND
    THE NORTH EAST PARTY
    is on my National Health Action party page (only have a few free pages, so strapped for space)

    Both of these are ex Labour party, who say such things as the Labour party left me, not the we left the Labour party.

    http://www.anastasia-england.me.uk

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