John Prescott on Prescott Express addresses crowd of Haltemprice and Howden Labour members and voters in support of my General Election campaign
18 May 2012
I have blogged at length about the Conservative Party being obsessed by implementing American ideas in the UK, so when David Cameron mentioned the idea of police and crime commissioners I didn’t believe they would come to fruition. When the bill passed, Labour were not interested and they where a waste of money.
When it became clear that Labour would stand candidates, the gravitas of the challenge became apparent and this excited me immensely. This was a great opportunity to fight an American scale election and really make a difference to policing, and social policy in our area. I originally said I would support another candidate, Paul, a successful businessman from the south bank who had run a good local election campaign in 2011. However it became clear, early that the selection process would be rather messy and I suggested Paul step aside and I dropped the idea.
Early this year I was approached by the Prescott team to help assist in the campaign. I was instantly impressed by what they had to say, John instantly talked about tough issues and it become obvious that he had a firm grasp on policing matters. As preparation continued and he polished up on policing and social policy, it became apparent that John Prescott is by far the outstanding candidate for the Labour Party.
John Prescott has already visited a number of Labour members, launched a website and has got stuck into the policing debate. In recent weeks he has already had an incredibly positive response from members, especially young members who have come forward in their droves, not just to vote for John Prescott, but to actively support his campaign.
Over the coming weeks I will blog on the Prescott campaign and our incredible and vast campaign team.