On Friday we enjoyed an excellent final hustings at Newcastle Baptist Church. Paul Farrelly confidently demonstrated why he and the Labour Party are the right choice for Newcastle.
The debate was very well attended, with an audience from the full range of political persuasions. As the 2 hour long debate marathon progressed Paul showed plenty of energy and drive, whilst other candidates clearly flagged. He received loud and protracted applause for his stance on the NHS and for his impassioned, dignified response to a question regarding the negative campaigning he has been subjected to by the Tory candidate (who became increasingly rattled at Paul's competent answers on all the questions put to the panel).
As we enter the final days of the campaign it is more important than ever that we work hard to boot the Tories out of government and to save Newcastle from the brutal cuts, privatisations and sell offs planned by the Tories.
We already have to deal with the cuts imposed by the Tory County Council.
We do not want a Tory MP and a Tory Borough Council here!
A vote for anyone else will give you this awful scenario. If you want to protect our town