All aboard! Portsmouth Labour hit the road ahead of Thursday’s local elections

Labour candidates and members joined Stephen Morgan MP, Portsmouth’s Labour Group Leader on the battle bus as it toured the city wards

Portsmouth Labour painted the town red this weekend as they hopped aboard their battle bus ahead of this week’s important local elections.

The vintage routemaster bus stopped at several locations across the city visiting key locations on a route from Paulsgrove to Old Portsmouth, visiting a group of cyclists, litter pickers, and campaigners hosting street stalls and public consultations.

Candidates Judith Smyth, Tom Coles, George Fielding, Graham Heaney, David Horne, Luke Evans, Raj Ghosh, Rumal Khan, Sue Castillon, Liam Turish and Sumel Chowdhury joined Cllr Stephen Morgan and Cllr Yahiya Chowdhury to spread news of Labour’s positive plan for the city across their wards.

Voters will go to the polls from 7am to 10pm this Thursday 3rd May, and Cllr Morgan has called upon people in Portsmouth to get out and make sure their voices are heard.

Cllr Stephen Morgan MP, said:

‘It was fantastic to get out across the city with our brilliant candidates and speak with local people about what a Labour council could do for them.

Tory cuts have savaged vital local services here in Portsmouth. Living standards have dropped, our schools have been cut, and our NHS is starved of the resources it needs.

The Conservatives are making us pay more, but we are getting less.

Labour have a positive plan for our city. We’ll take Portsmouth forward, investing in truly affordable housing, social care, and make a fairer city works for everyone.

Thursday is your chance to get out and send a message to the Tories that Portsmouth can do far better with Labour.’