Peter and Catherine Thompson, campaigning together on Saturday.
The election in Rotherham this year has become truly local affair with the gulf between expectation and delivery very polarised.
The reception for our campaign has been wonderful, there is real anger at being foisted with the same tired old bent politics with MacShane as Labour's candidate once again.
Rotherham voters are demanding a fresh start at this election, not just a continuation of the greed, sleaze and corruption we have seen in Parliament. MacShane is well and truly caught up in some of these scandals but by telling us nothing, he thinks he can escape close scrutiny and win this election with the votes of the ill informed.
Our evidence for voting intention clearly shows that Labour and MacShane are going backwards, support for the Tories is draining away quickly and the Liberal Democrat campaign has not taken off in Rotherham. The other extremist candidates are also seeing their support decline as voters become aware that there is a better way to show their anger than voting for groups who want to tear Rotherham apart exploiting division and conflict in the process. We utterly condemn this negative approach and offer ourselves as a viable and achievable alternative to more of the same!
Peter Thirlwall is attracting support from people from all walks of life as decision day approaches, we are sure that Labour has got it wrong. Recently when they claimed the the election in Rotherham was over and that MacShane had got it in the bag we knew this was wrong. The voters are telling us that Labour is wrong, they want a new MP committed to work on their behalf and no one else!