Manifesto launched in Battersea... and Eltham
The Conservative manifesto was launched today with an event at the old Battersea Power Station. I was there, along with a number of fellow Greenwich activists, to hear the compelling case for giving power back to the people, the vision behind the manifesto's title "Invitation to join the Government of Britain".
Afterwards, we headed back to Eltham, where the Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Sir George Young, joined David Gold for some campaigning in Eltham North. It was a glorious day, and we got a really good response, with one lady telling me she would vote Conservative because Labour have failed, and it was time for something new. "But" she added "I won't vote for you again if you mess up". I was able to show her the manifesto and told her to make sure she held us to it. After the way people were let down by this government, it's important they can have confidence Conservatives will deliver what we say. The positive vision outlined today gives me renewed faith that will be the case.