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Labour throw in the towel in Hinckley & Bosworth

March 11, 2015 6:13 PM
The Labour Party appear to have given up any hope of winning Bosworth after local Labour supporters were emailed by Party bosses in London urging them to go and help in Loughborough.
An email sent out by Labour's London campaign HQ told Labour supporters in Hinckley and Bosworth that "Loughborough is a battleground seat - crucial to securing a Labour majority - so we're asking volunteers from the surrounding area to help us win our constituency."
This follows on from the official Labour win website which last year said that Bosworth was "not one of Labour's target seats at the next election."
Lib Dem Cllr Michael Mullaney, who came a close second to Bosworth's disgraced Tory MP David Tredinnick at the last election said, "Everybody knows there is only one way to get rid of Bosworth's out-of-touch Tory MP and that is to support the Lib Dems this time.
"Labour has come third, or even fourth, at every election in this area for the past 10 years. Labour nationally have recognised that they are out of the race and have told their supporters they would be better helping elsewhere."
Since the last General Election, Labour have gone backwards in Hinckley and Bosworth. In the 2011 local elections they were reduced to a single Councillor in the whole constituency and in the 2013 local elections they didn't win a single councillor at all.
Cllr Michael Mullaney has a strong record of action in the constituency having led the fight to Save Hinckley's ambulance station in 2013 and campaigned hard against Tory cuts to local libraries and museums.
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Notes to editors
The result of the last Election Election in Bosworth constituency was Tredinnick, Con 23,132 Cllr Michael Mullaney (Lib Dem) 18,100 Lab 8,674 UKIP 1,098 Others 3,270
Following the most recent local elections, the Lib Dems have 4 county cllrs in Bosworth constituency, the Tories 3.5, Labour none and others 1.