Sheffield election candidate launches series of informal public events

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A parliamentary election candidate fighting to win the Sheffield Hallam seat was today due to launch a series of informal public events – 100 days until voters go to the polls.

Oliver Coppard – Labour candidate for the Hallam seat currently held by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg – will meet residents at various ‘politics in the pub’ and coffee morning dates.

He said: “We want to give people the chance to talk about our priorities for the future of Sheffield Hallam.

“We will also be using the sessions to talk about my contract with Hallam, which recognises people feel let down by Mr Clegg and we need to restore trust in politics.

“It shows what I would for for Sheffield Hallam should I become the MP, such as fighting for Hallam in Parliament, ensuring the city gets its fair share.

“It also includes the right of recall – so should 20 per cent of people say they don’t want me to be the MP, within 90 days I would resign and force a by-election – and a public audit of my expenses so I am accountable and transparent.”

The first two events are at The Greystones pub, Greystones, on Monday, February2, from 11am until 1pm and Wednesday, February 4, from 6pm to 8pm.