We enter the week of the General Election with a dark cloud hanging over campaigning. Saturday’s appalling attack in London, coming so soon after the tragic events in Manchester, has shocked everyone. Throughout the week our thoughts will be with those killed and injured in both attacks, and with their families and friends.
Right through to Thursday, I’ll be knocking on doors and meeting parents outside schools, and I’ll be joining other candidates at a couple of final hustings:
7pm, tonight, Monday 5th June. Open hustings organised by and held at the King’s Centre, Union Rd, S11 9EH
7.45pm, Tuesday 6th June. Open hustings on Women and Equalities issues at Common Ground on Machon Bank, S7 1GR. Organised by the Women’s Equality Party.
Alongside all of this, I’m joining the Zest Walking Challenge which starts today. Zest is a great community enterprise, based in Upperthorpe. As part of Sheffield’s ‘Move More’ month Zest are aiming to collectively walk from Sheffield UK to Sheffield New Zealand – by measuring participants’ daily step count. It’s a great way to get fit and raise vital funds to fix their leaky roof! Find out more, sign up for your pedometer or donate here.
As I’m not an MP while Parliament is dissolved for the election, my office is only allowed to take on urgent casework – just ring 0114 272 2882 as usual to get in touch with a caseworker for advice. The office will be closed for the election on Thursday, and on Friday, re-opening on Monday 12 June if I am re-elected. If you want to contact me about the election or for any other reason, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring me on 07961 555 568.