Labour cares in Portsmouth

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Community campaigners outside the Jami Mosque

Local community activists were out in force yesterday across the city encouraging residents to join Labour’s campaign to save the much-loved Guildhall Walk Healthcare centre from closure.

The local clinical commissioning has been consulting on the future of the walk-in centre since late last year with the public asked to submit their views by Friday 19 February.

Teams of volunteers were dispatched across the city, discussing concerns and the impact of any closure of the health service in the heart of Portsmouth with worshippers at city’s mosques.

Stephen Morgan, standing for Charles Dickens ward this May was joined by the party’s representatives for St Thomas ward Sumel Chowdhury at Jami Mosque on Victoria Road North, while Copnor’s Rumal Khan led a team at Central Mosque and sitting councillor Yahiya Chowdhury spoke to residents in Buckland.

Stephen Morgan, the walk-in centre petition organiser said: “We’ve had another fantastic response from the public today. People have been pleased to see us and assured we’re working in communities to fight for services they depend on”.

Labour representatives said: “Today is just one of the many ways the local party is out and about in local communities across Portsmouth, talking to residents, and demonstrating that Labour is on their side working hard to defend public services”.

You can view and comment on the petition at http://tiny.cc/8imy4x

For more information on Labour’s community work, visit the party website at www.portsmouthlabourparty.org.uk

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