Labour and Momentum rally to target Paul Maynard's marginal seat

Hundreds of Labour party members will be coming to Cleveleys to raise funds to unseat the MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys, Paul Maynard.

Thursday, 2nd August 2018, 4:31 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd August 2018, 6:58 pm
Chris Webb - parliamentary candidate for Labour

The event is part of Momentum’s Unseat campaign, organised by journalist Owen Jones, and aims to unseat Conservative MP’s in marginal seats.

Mr Jones will be attending the event which is being held at The Venue in Cleveleys on August 19.

Chris Webb, the Labour parliamentary candidate for Mr Maynard’s constituency, will also attend the rally and will being speaking to the crowds with Mr Jones.

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Journalist, Owen Jones

Mr Webb (inset) said: “Owen got in touch with me to arrange a campaign day as part of the Unseat project.

“The project raises funds to campaign in marginal Conservative seats around the country and follows a succesful campaign in Trafford at the last election.

“There is expected to be hundreds of people attending the event from across the UK and we will also be going out campaigning.”

Mr Webb, who says if elected he would be the first Blackpool-born politician to be an MP in the resort, said that Mr Maynard’s voting record in parliament is poor.

He added: “His record is not good for our area.

“At a time when there is high food bank usage, police cuts and child poverty something needs to be done.”

Mr Maynard has been the MP for the constituency since its creation in 2010.

His majority was reduced to 2,023 in last year’s General Election.

Paul Maynard’s office declined to comment on the rally.