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Labour top gun visits Brentwood

One of the Labour Party’s senior figures came to Brentwood today to lend a hand to the Party’s local election campaign. Labour currently holds just one seat on Brentwood Borough Council, and Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, joined local party activists in the High Street and Crown Street in a bid to woo voters. I caught up with her for Phoenix FM, together with Labour Councillor for Brentwood South, Mike Le-Surf.

As one of the Opposition’s leading spokespersons on economic affairs the issues I asked Rachel Reeves about included how Labour would be tackling the budget deficit differently from the Government, the widening of the gap between rich and poor during their last period in office and the level of property prices. I also put it to her that George Galloway’s recent by-election victory in Bradford indicated a general thumbs down to Labour under Ed Milliband, and asked why she was concerned over proposed changes to Legal Aid currently going through Parliament. 

I also asked Councillor Mike Le-Surf what are the main issues being talked about locally, both in the town centre and on the doorsteps. Amongst other things he spoke about town centre shop closures, the stalled project to develop William Hunter Way and Labour’s response to Conservative claims of protecting frontline local services. [audio:https://www.phoenixfm.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Rachel-Reeves-21-04-121.mp3|titles=Rachel Reeves and Mike Le-Surf]

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Labour top gun visits Brentwood

One of the Labour Party’s senior figures came to Brentwood today to lend a hand to the Party’s local election campaign. Labour currently holds just one seat on Brentwood Borough Council, and Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, joined local party activists in the High Street and Crown Street in a bid to woo voters. I caught up with her for Phoenix FM, together with Labour Councillor for Brentwood South, Mike Le-Surf.

As one of the Opposition’s leading spokespersons on economic affairs the issues I asked Rachel Reeves about included how Labour would be tackling the budget deficit differently from the Government, the widening of the gap between rich and poor during their last period in office and the level of property prices. I also put it to her that George Galloway’s recent by-election victory in Bradford indicated a general thumbs down to Labour under Ed Milliband, and asked why she was concerned over proposed changes to Legal Aid currently going through Parliament. 

I also asked Councillor Mike Le-Surf what are the main issues being talked about locally, both in the town centre and on the doorsteps. Amongst other things he spoke about town centre shop closures, the stalled project to develop William Hunter Way and Labour’s response to Conservative claims of protecting frontline local services. [audio:https://www.phoenixfm.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Rachel-Reeves-21-04-121.mp3|titles=Rachel Reeves and Mike Le-Surf]

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Labour top gun visits Brentwood

One of the Labour Party’s senior figures came to Brentwood today to lend a hand to the Party’s local election campaign. Labour currently holds just one seat on Brentwood Borough Council, and Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, joined local party activists in the High Street and Crown Street in a bid to woo voters. I caught up with her for Phoenix FM, together with Labour Councillor for Brentwood South, Mike Le-Surf.

As one of the Opposition’s leading spokespersons on economic affairs the issues I asked Rachel Reeves about included how Labour would be tackling the budget deficit differently from the Government, the widening of the gap between rich and poor during their last period in office and the level of property prices. I also put it to her that George Galloway’s recent by-election victory in Bradford indicated a general thumbs down to Labour under Ed Milliband, and asked why she was concerned over proposed changes to Legal Aid currently going through Parliament. 

I also asked Councillor Mike Le-Surf what are the main issues being talked about locally, both in the town centre and on the doorsteps. Amongst other things he spoke about town centre shop closures, the stalled project to develop William Hunter Way and Labour’s response to Conservative claims of protecting frontline local services. [audio:https://www.phoenixfm.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Rachel-Reeves-21-04-121.mp3|titles=Rachel Reeves and Mike Le-Surf]

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Labour top gun visits Brentwood

One of the Labour Party’s senior figures came to Brentwood today to lend a hand to the Party’s local election campaign. Labour currently holds just one seat on Brentwood Borough Council, and Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, joined local party activists in the High Street and Crown Street in a bid to woo voters. I caught up with her for Phoenix FM, together with Labour Councillor for Brentwood South, Mike Le-Surf.

As one of the Opposition’s leading spokespersons on economic affairs the issues I asked Rachel Reeves about included how Labour would be tackling the budget deficit differently from the Government, the widening of the gap between rich and poor during their last period in office and the level of property prices. I also put it to her that George Galloway’s recent by-election victory in Bradford indicated a general thumbs down to Labour under Ed Milliband, and asked why she was concerned over proposed changes to Legal Aid currently going through Parliament. 

I also asked Councillor Mike Le-Surf what are the main issues being talked about locally, both in the town centre and on the doorsteps. Amongst other things he spoke about town centre shop closures, the stalled project to develop William Hunter Way and Labour’s response to Conservative claims of protecting frontline local services. [audio:https://www.phoenixfm.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Rachel-Reeves-21-04-121.mp3|titles=Rachel Reeves and Mike Le-Surf]

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