LIBERAL Democrats in Gateshead have announced they will carry on with their local campaigning despite the decision of the Prime Minister not to hold an election this autumn.
Local Liberal Democrat campaigners have been delivering newsletters and calling on local residents throughout the summer and early autumn. They have recently delivered over 4000 survey forms about recycling as well as over 20,000 copies of their regular Focus newsletter.
Jonathan Wallace, Councillor for Whickham South and Sunniside, said, “The Liberal Democrats are not just around when there is an election coming up. We campaign all year round.
“Gordon Brown ramped up expectation of an autumn election and only backed off when he realised his majority in Parliament would disappear.”
Dunston Hill and Whickham East Councillor Peter Maughan said, “The Liberal Democrats will keep on campaigning. While the other parties close down for the winter following Mr Brown’s announcement, the Liberal Democrats are already hard at work writing our next community newsletters to keep residents in touch with what is happening in Gateshead.”