The chairman of the Conservative Party and cabinet minister, Richard Holden MP, was in Watford today (Saturday, January 20), joining the town’s own MP Dean Russell and grassroots activists in door-knocking.
In a year set to see both general and local elections take place, ministers and major figures from all parties have been making appearances across local spots, in bids to shore up support and raise awareness of their parties and policies.
Speaking to Watford News, Mr Holden MP said: “I’m down here today because I’m campaigning with one of the hardest-working MPs we have in this country, Dean Russell, who is doing so much at the moment. He’s out on doorsteps non-stop, so I thought we should be out there non-stop supporting him.”
When asked about the challenges that the Tories currently face in Watford, he stated: “The biggest challenge that we’ve got it show people the progress that we’ve made on our plans. This is stuff like getting inflation down and tackling the cost of living. People can maybe start to see it working in some ways, things at the supermarket are little cheaper, petrol has come off from where it was.
“As well as that, we’re starting to make progress on the Rwanda bill, that’s now gone through, and boat crossings are down a third this year, but people need to see that progress over a longer period of time.
“When you see that juxtaposed with the opposition, who have admitted themselves that they’ve gotten away with not saying very much except for sniping at the government. The challenge is for us to show our credible plan.”
Dean Russell MP said: “It’s really great to see Richard here in the area. He’s an old friend, but he’s been really supportive of both me and Watford. He knows the area, he knows the issues, and he’s knows I’m fighting for the town.”