Shadow Brexit Minister Sir Keir Starmer MP and Shadow Women and Equalities Minister, Dawn Butler MP were out knocking on doors in Watford on Saturday in support of Jagtar Singh Dhindsa, Labour’s mayoral candidate.
The visit was part of Labour’s National Day of Action to highlight the effect of police cuts by the Tory Government which has seen 190 front line police officers and 58 PCSO’s removed in Hertfordshire since 2010. Labour is pledged to increase police numbers and put ‘bobbies back on the beat’.
Keir Starmer said: “This Tory Government is irrevocably split over Brexit. I hope it will not be long before we can have a General Election which will see a Labour Government taking over the negotiations and a Labour MP Chris Ostrowski elected for Watford. In the short term I am confident you will elect a Labour Mayor in Watford and more Labour councillors in May.”
Jagtar Singh Dhindsa said: ” I was delighted that these two senior Labour front-benchers came to show us support in Watford. They were given a big Watford reception. It demonstrates that with the Liberal Democrat’s support at an all-time low, Watford is now a key target seat for Labour and we can win here.”