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“It’s time for a government that is on the side of ordinary working people.”

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Former Bank of England economist and Shadow Chancellor, Rachel Reeves MP, was in Peterborough at the weekend to kick off Labour’s spring campaigning efforts. 

The city is one of Labour’s hopes for a gain at the General Election with the Conservatives sitting on one of the smallest majorities in the country.

Rachel Reeves shadow chancellor joins Andrew Pakes in Peterborough on the campaign trail. New England, Peterborough Saturday 27 January 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.

Rachel Reeves shadow chancellor joins Andrew Pakes in Peterborough on the campaign trail. New England, Peterborough Saturday 27 January 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.

The shadow chancellor joined Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate, Andrew Pakes, Mayor Nik Johnson, and campaigners for a day speaking to residents across the city.

Rachel Reeves shadow chancellor joins Andrew Pakes in Peterborough on the campaign trail. New England, Peterborough Saturday 27 January 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.

Rachel Reeves shadow chancellor joins Andrew Pakes in Peterborough on the campaign trail. New England, Peterborough Saturday 27 January 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.

The shadow chancellor said: “Labour will bring stability back to our economy so that never again can we play fast and loose with the public finances in the way that the Tories have done.

Rachel Reeves shadow chancellor joins Andrew Pakes in Peterborough on the campaign trail. New England, Peterborough Saturday 27 January 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.

“The question people will ask themselves at the next election is pretty clear:  Are me and my family better off after 14 years of Conservative government?

Rachel Reeves shadow chancellor joins Andrew Pakes in Peterborough on the campaign trail. New England, Peterborough Saturday 27 January 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.

“It’s time for a government that is on the side of ordinary working people.”

Rachel Reeves shadow chancellor joins Andrew Pakes in Peterborough on the campaign trail. New England, Peterborough Saturday 27 January 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.

Mr Pakes said: “It was great to welcome Rachel Reeves to Peterborough and to go out and talk to people about the issues affecting their lives.

Rachel Reeves shadow chancellor joins Andrew Pakes in Peterborough on the campaign trail. New England, Peterborough Saturday 27 January 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.

“There’s a real sense, in a city like ours, that people are fed up with politics that don’t work. The message was clear that people want an end to the chaos and infighting in government.

Rachel Reeves shadow chancellor joins Andrew Pakes in Peterborough on the campaign trail. New England, Peterborough Saturday 27 January 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.

“Residents wanted to talk about the cost-of-living crisis, about the lack of NHS dentists and the struggle to find a GP when you need one.

Rachel Reeves shadow chancellor joins Andrew Pakes in Peterborough on the campaign trail. New England, Peterborough Saturday 27 January 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.

Rachel Reeves shadow chancellor joins Andrew Pakes in Peterborough on the campaign trail. New England, Peterborough Saturday 27 January 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.

The shadow chancellor joined Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate, Andrew Pakes, Mayor Nik Johnson, and campaigners for a day speaking to residents across the city. Picture: TERRY HARRIS

Rachel Reeves shadow chancellor joins Andrew Pakes in Peterborough on the campaign trail. New England, Peterborough Saturday 27 January 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.

The shadow chancellor joined Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate, Andrew Pakes, Mayor Nik Johnson, and campaigners for a day speaking to residents across the city. Picture: TERRY HARRIS

Rachel Reeves shadow chancellor joins Andrew Pakes in Peterborough on the campaign trail. New England, Peterborough Saturday 27 January 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.

Rachel Reeves shadow chancellor joins Andrew Pakes in Peterborough on the campaign trail. New England, Peterborough Saturday 27 January 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.

“We have such talents and opportunities in the city, but they are being held back after 14 years of the Conservatives in government.”

 

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