We started out 11 days ago, heading north from London, stopping off in Harlow,Ipswich, and Peterborough on our first day, and continuing up through Leicester,Nottingham, Sheffield, Doncaster, Hull, York, Yarm near Stockton and Newcastle – all in just three days!
We crossed the Pennines and were met by activists in Carlisle, Lancaster, finishing the day in Liverpool where we found an incredibly positive reaction. We were up early again for another busy day, stopping in Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, before ending the day with a late stop in Birmingham having driven nearly the entire length of the M6.
We continued south through the potteries, stopping outside the £72 million disused space that is The Public in West Bromwich before campaigning in Dudley’s bustling market and then heading off to picket the Prime Minister’s constituency.
On Friday we headed West to Swansea before meeting Wales Co-ordinator Lee Canning in Cardiff and South West Co-ordinator Tim Newark in Bristol, finishing the day in beautiful Bath. The weekend took us to Southampton, Brighton, and Crawley.
There were plenty of tired faces around the office on Monday but what a way to see so many great places and meet so many wonderful people. We met some keen new activists and heard tales of wasteful spending from up and down the country. We’re all very grateful to all those who helped make this happen and I would like to say thank you to all who took part.
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