May 1st – International Workers’ Day
Today is May 1st which is International Workers’ Day. It is important to remember that it is the ordinary working people who create the wealth in our world, often in difficult conditions and for very low pay.
My own constituency is built on coal and we should remember the miners and their massive contribution to the country. Many men continue to suffer from miners’ illnesses, such as mesothelioma, and we must continue fighting for their treatment and care.
The House of Commons has adjourned until after the elections and so by good fortune I find myself in Yorkshire working with volunteers and local candidates for the coming elections on Thursday. We have two seats on Wakefield Council which we hope to win back, both with excellent candidates.
This morning we have been in South Heindley and Hemsworth. This afternoon we’re going to South Kirkby and later still we’ll be telephone canvassing London voters on behalf of Ken Livingstone.