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Posted by Richard | Filed under Bedford & Kempston
When a Government has run out of ideas, run out of policies, run out of money and run out of credibility, its only resorts are smears and unfounded fears. So it is with this Labour Government and their literature campaign as they gear up for the upcoming election here in Bedford and Kempston.
My support for SureStart in Bedford and Kempston is clear. I have had the pleasure to visit many of the local centres and was delighted to be able to give my personal assurance and support for their continued funding. I blogged about this and my commitment is open and clear to see.
Not only that, but David Cameron has pledged his full support too. Not only do the Conservatives support Sure Start but Mr Cameron has pledged to strengthen it by providing 4,200 new Sure Start health visitors to provide universal support to families with children under five.
So why does the Labour Party here produce a leaflet headlining that Sure Start Centres are under threat? That is clearly untrue and they know it – but when your record in government is in tatters, when you have nothing positive to say, no vision to offer – smears and unfounded fears are all you have left to offer. The people deserve better.
Judy Oliver and Local News TV joined with the Local Chamber of Commerce and University of Bedfordshire to host a “Question Time”. Panellists included the three parliamentary candidates plus Cheryl Smart, acting CEO of The Chamber of Commerce and Jules Salder, President of the Students Union. Video from the event is available here.