Gospel Oak

Today I spent a beautiful summer’s day in Gospel Oak ward canvassing in the sunshine. Despite the alluring smell of nearby barbecues we managed to speak to a good number of people who were in.

Europe is not an issue that comes up on its own. Throughout this campaign when doing campaigning sessions I have come across only one voter who raised it with me. But people are very open to hearing about the solutions that Europe might offer to the local problems they raise.

Getting the point across that Europe offers solutions, not just problems as raised in much of the media, is no small task. But an important step in this process is being able to talk about what Labour is doing in Europe as part of our overall story of what we would do locally and nationally.