Anneliese Dodds in Healey, Batley
Anneliese Dodds in Healey, Batley

Labour Party chair Anneliese Dodds visited Batley and Spen today to take part in Labour’s local listening campaign.

Labour leader Keir Starmer kick-started the campaign last week by writing to thousands of local people and asking them to feed back their views on the local area and what issues matter most to them.

That has been followed up since with conversations with local people on doorsteps, in meetings and online.

As well as saying what local issues matter most to them, Sir Keir also asked local people to say what is the best thing about where they live and what could be done to improve it. He also asked how people had been affected by the pandemic.

Anneliese Dodds, Chair of the Labour Party, said: “It was great to join Labour volunteers out on the doorsteps in Batley and Cleckheaton to speak to local people about what matters to them and to make sure they know Labour is listening to them.”

Ms Dodds also visited businesses in Cleckheaton town centre. Last month she visited Dewsbury to launch an independent high streets commission and to hear about Kirklees’s plans to invest in local town centres.

The Labour council plans to invest £4.5million in regenerating Batley, Cleckheaton and Heckmondwike. It also plans to build a new bus station in Heckmondwike.

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