Tuesday, 6 April 2010



With the General Election now confirmed as May 6th and Opinion Polls today showing Labour up 4% and narrowing the gap on the shaky Tory lead, Bridgwater and West Somerset's Labour candidate Kathy Pearce took a break from campaigning to rally the troops with a bold call that Labour can take the Bridgwater seat.

Kathy said " Although the General Election won't be won or lost in this constituency we have been out campaigning for the best part of the year and the reaction we're getting back on the doorstep is positive and shows that the Tories locally might be in for a shock. People are massively dissapointed with their MP's failures and see Labour as the best way to cause an upset locally."

Labour came 2nd in the 2005 election in Bridgwater and West Somerset and now has 12 district councillors in the constituency compared to the Lib Dems who have dwindled to a solitary 1.

"People are extremely upset about what the Tories have done in this area." Kathy added " They won't forget the closure of the Sedgemoor Splash and Liddell-Grainger's total inactivity. People are realising just what it means to have Tories in power and in control of their Public Services!"

The ICM Poll in the Guardian today shows Tories on 37% (down 1%) and Labour on 33% (up 4%) with the Lib Dems way down in 3rd place on 21% (down 2%).

Kathy Pearce,who was born, educated and raised a family in the constituency, says "The Lib Dems are a spent force here and a wasted vote. If we seriously want to beat the Tories don't let them split the vote. Labour came second here last time and we are in the best position to take this seat."

Kathy, who is out and about canvassing and leafletting this week, will be officially launching her campaign at a fundraising Quiz Night at Unity House this Saturday 10th April.

To contact Kathy Pearce you can phone her on 07732736999 or email her on kathypearce2010@gmail.com or drop in to her Friday morning surgeries at Unity House (11am-1pm)

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