Friday, 25 October 2013

Marie Morgan wins Winstanley By-election

Marie celebrates her victory with Yvonne Fovargue MP
& supporters at Wigan Town Hall.
Labour Party candidate, Marie Morgan is celebrating tonight following a convincing result in the by-election held as a result of the sad death of Cllr Rona Winkworth.

Marie polled 746 votes to retain the seat for Labour in a field of seven candidates on a 19.6 per cent turnout.

In her acceptance speech, Marie paid tribute to her campaign team and the people of Winstanley ward for placing their trust in her. She also dedicated her victory to former Mayor Cllr Rona Winkworth.

Result

Labour     746
UKIP       421
CAP         326
Con          180
Green         55
Ind             27
Lib Dem     19

The result marks a series of Labour election victories in the ward in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Community Champion backs Marie Morgan

Ken Derbyshire is backing Marie Morgan in the forthcoming by-election on Thursday, 24th October.

Ken is well known for his work at St Matthew's Parish Hall, Highfield and said, "As a volunteer herself, Marie is a supporter of local groups in Winstanley Ward. She will be a strong community champion for our area and will be an excellent ward councillor."

Monday, 14 October 2013

Marie's By-election Leaflets

You can view Marie's introductory Newsletter which has been distributed across the area at the link here.

The second leaflet distributed over the last weekend can be viewed here.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Marie Morgan says, "Freeze that Bill"

Times are tough! Monthly bills are going up and people are working harder to make ends meet. That amounts to a cost of living crisis for people in Winstanley – and across the country.

As the nights draw in and winter approaches people have been telling me they are worried about how cold it will get and the choices they will have to make to pay their energy bills. Frankly I don’t think that is right. People shouldn’t have to make the choice between putting food on the table and turning on the heating.

But since David Cameron has been in Downing Street prices have risen faster than wages in 38 out of 39 months and energy bills have gone up by almost £300. When the price of energy increases energy companies pass this on but when it drops consumers don’t see their bills fall.

The problem is David Cameron can’t deal with the cost of living crisis because he stands up for a privileged few, not for ordinary families and people working hard to make ends meet. David Cameron has cut tax for people on over £150,000 a year while raising it for everyone else. We can only tackle the cost of living crisis by building an economy that works for working people.

So I’m delighted that Ed Miliband has announced that Labour will freeze gas and electricity prices until the start of 2017 if Labour wins the next election. This will save a typical household £120 a year – helping hardworking families who are facing a cost of living crisis.

But people round here need help now. So I’m calling on David Cameron to freeze our bills now. And I’m asking local people to sign my petition today so that the voices of Winstanley are heard loud and clear in Downing Street. You can sign my petition here.