Members of the public are being urged to put forward questions about issues affecting Blackpool which could be used by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to grill the Prime Minister.
Activists are setting up a stall in the town centre tomorrow to collect questions which will be passed onto Mr Corbyn who is due to visit the resort later this month.
A real opportunity to get their questions over
The recently elected leader has already sourced a number of the questions he has fired at David Cameron during Prime Minister’s Question Time (PMQs) from the public.
Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden said: “With Jeremy visiting Blackpool in just a over week’s time for our Regional Conference, this is a great opportunity for local people to get their questions over to him, so he can potentially put them to David Cameron at Prime Minsters Questions.
“Whatever the issue, whether it’s the impact on tax credit changes, the cuts to local policing, or the rise in zero hour contracts – we want to hear from as many people as possible about the issues affecting and concerning them.”
Members of the Blackpool South Labour party will be in St John’s Square tomorrow with their stall.
Among the issues it will focus on are cuts to tax credits which Labour estimates will impact on more than 11,000 working families in Blackpool.
It will also highlight the importance of voter registration at a time when changes are being made to the process.
The North West Labour Conference is taking place at the Imperial Hotel on North Promenade over the weekend of October 31 and November 1, with more than 1,000 people expected to attend.
Mr Corbyn is expected to address delegates.
People who cannot attend tomorrow’s event can still submit their questions by sending them to Mr Marsden’s constituency office at 304 Highfield Road, FY4 3JX, to arrive no later than Friday October 30.
Submission must include a full name and contact details including postal address.
Mr Corbyn has said he wants PMQs to be “less theatrical”.
He has already asked a number of questions which were submitted by members of the public, on subjects including housing, tax credits and mental health service cuts.