Campaigning across the High Peak


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I’ve had a great day campaigning across High Peak, in spite of the rain. I’ve met hundreds of great people and been supported by lovely teams in Glossop and Buxton. Thank you so much to everyone who spoke with me and gave me support. Lots of people ask how I fit it all in 🙂 This was today’s schedule:

6.45am Set off from home (Whaley Bridge)
7.15am Dinting station to speak with commuters about our rail services
8.30am Dinting School to speak with parents
9.30am Glossop outdoor market for a very welcome bacon butty and a browse
10.15am Meeting Crossroads to discuss the impact of policies on their services and clients
11.15am meeting residents on Shirebrook
1pm meeting my lovely friend Anneliese Dodds from the Shadow Treasury Team, fresh from her excellent appearance on Newsnight, speaking with residents on Harpur Hill and getting thoroughly soaked!
3.30pm meeting parents at Buxton Juniors
4.30pm meeting Zink Employability at High Peak Foodbank with Anneliese to discuss their best practice in supporting vulnerable people into work
5.30pm a quick meal courtesy of Buxton Community cafe – thank you 😊
6.15pm pick up my boys for an evening out
6.45pm presenting awards at New Mills Job Club followed by a magician and Christmas dinner – the boys were very pleased 😊
I was delighted to catch up with Job Club clients I’ve met and helped, and see them happy in new jobs.
9.00pm home to put the boys to bed then watch the news and catch up with messages
Election campaigning is certainly hectic but it’s brilliant to be able to spend so much time around High Peak and meet so many people and that’s always rewarding.