Labour steps up campaign in Fareham

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VOLUNTEERS from the Labour Party took to the streets to speak about child credit tax cuts and voter registration.

The Fareham group was in West Street talking to shoppers ahead of it launching its election campaign.

Fareham Labour Party spokesman Richard Ryan said: ‘A lot of people were unaware of the new voter registration rules and expressed concern regarding tax cuts. We also had conversations on other topics such as austerity and immigration.

‘It was a useful exercise and residents can expect to see more of us as we look to make this a regular thing.

‘We will, of course, be starting our campaigns and look forward to some doorstep conversations.’

Andrew Ovenden, also from the group, said: ‘We were really pleased with the turnout from our volunteers and that people were willing to have conversations with us.

‘We want to better understand residents in Fareham.’

Labour hopes to gain a seat on the Tory-run Fareham council at next May’s local elections. Currently there are no Labour councillors.