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June 8 brought tremendous changes to the British political landscape – quite the opposite of what Theresa May had intended when she called the election: there is now a minority Conservative government. The Labour Party is ready to move from being a ‘government in waiting’ to being the Government, and Lancaster & Fleetwood is no longer a marginal Labour seat.

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Most importantly, on June 8, Cat Smith was re-elected as our MP in a resounding victory, demonstrating the confidence people have in her as our constituency MP. She has worked so hard for every part of the constituency since her election two years ago, and people recognise her worth. Cat was the most vulnerable member of the Shadow Cabinet, defending a majority of 1.265. Now her majority is 6.661 votes and she won 55% of the vote, representing a swing of 5.73% from Conservative to Labour. We all congratulate Cat on her magnificent result. We also thank the hundreds of volunteers who worked so hard in the campaign in many different ways.

Now we must be ready for the next step – a fresh General Election in which we must finally dislodge the wobbly, chaotic Conservative minority government, propped up by giving cash to a reactionary Northern Ireland party. We must work even harder to gain power to govern For The Many Not The Few.

So – while we can celebrate, there’s no time to relax: another election could be called any day! While it’s great not to be a marginal seat, we can expect less outside support, which will be needed elsewhere. So we’ll need to organise, campaign and raise funds even more vigorously than ever. But we’re ready for it!

We’re now part of a government in waiting!

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Since her election just two years ago, Cat Smith has won praise from people across our city for her energetic and effective work.

The contrast with our previous Conservative MP couldn't be starker, but despite not being seen in Lancaster since losing the election, the Conservatives want to bring him back.

This seat has always been on a knife-edge - the Conservatives won it by just 333 votes in 2010, and at the 2015 election, just 700 people changing their votes could have seen them win again.

Your vote can make all the difference - but only if you use it wisely.

If you don't want to see a return to a do-nothing Conservative MP, who didn't even have an office in the constituency, vote Cat Smith on Thursday 8 June.

After losing here in 2015, the Conservative candidate moved back to London. He wasn't seen or heard of locally until this election was called.

Cat Smith lives in Lancaster, got married here and loves Lancaster. She is committed to our area not just because it's her job, but because it's her home too.

Your choice at this election: Having a Lancaster voice in Westminster, or electing a London-based politician who's only here when there's a job going.

 GET IN TOUCH

 To see Cat Smith's track record of working week-in, week-out for our area, please join over 8,000 of us on her Facebook page:   facebook.com/CatSmithMP

In the last two years, Cat Smith has helped deal with over 14,000 requests from local people. If you'd like to share your views or ask a question, please do get in touch:

 email: cat_smith@labour.org.uk

 phone: 01524 566 570

 web: www.catsmith.co.uk

 mail: 47 Scotforth Road, Lancaster, LA1 4SA

 BE PART OF OUR CAMPAIGN

At the last election, the Conservatives threw vast amounts of money into their campaign, buying up the front page of the Lancaster Guardian. Labour's campaign is very different - talking to people on their doorsteps about the issues that matter to our community.

If you'd like to get involved, receive a window poster / garden stake or to find out more, please do get in touch or sign up at www.lancasterandfleetwoodlabour.org/volunteer

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