Interview with Bridget Phillipson
There's been no let-up after two days of solid work in Hartlepool's Rossmere by-election. On Friday I joined Asok Kumar's team in Guisborough, and yesterday I was out again with Julie Elliott's 8-strong team on the Hollycarrside estate in Sunderland Central.
And it was back to Sunderland today, but instead to what will be the new Houghton and Sunderland South constituency, where I joined Labour's excellent new PPC Bridget Phillipson, local councillor Betty Gibson and party members in Doxford.
After the downpour in Darlington at lunchtime, I was dressed for a gale, but in fact it was a glorious afternoon, and we chatted to lots of residents. It was good that Labour supporters needed little persuasion to turn out in the crucial European elections on June 4th.