The General Election was the most extraordinary event, a result that was not predicted when the election was called.
Election Day in The Meadows was special.
Labour didn’t win, but something else changed, not the least the public credibility of the Prime Minister, and also Labour achieving a 40% share of the vote for the first time for some time. We are in striking distance for the next time, even the Conservatives will not make the same mistakes again. They’ve thrown away 3 years of government, and we now wait to see if they can continue, especially depending on a pact with Unionists from the north of Ireland.
It’s not the change we needed, and the cuts in public services will continue to undermine the capacity of the country and reduce the quality of life.
We’ll continue to graft, and opportunities for small amounts of physical improvements are found, but we need more money in people’s pockets, unified public services to bring all children on and more – not less – people defending community safety.
It was nice to see the pride of The Meadows shine through at the city parade, both with a banner and the dance & music of the Ancestors.
See the graphic for more news of progress.