Wednesday, 17 August 2011
While some County Durham branch members were taking part in the recent national Weekend of Action around the county, a couple of activists stayed behind in Spennymoor to continue gathering signatures for the 'Local Jobs for Local People' petition.
Mr Molloy said: ‘We had to miss out on the weekend of action because of the children, so Amanda and I decided to help the party out locally by doing the petition.
‘Sometimes it has just been Amanda, who is 17 weeks pregnant, going down to the town centre as a sole activist to get signatures.’
Mrs Molloy said: ‘While Pete is at work and the weather is good, I'll take our one-year-old son with me and do an hour collecting signatures.
‘The majority of the people of Spennymoor are supporting our campaign because the town has lost a lot of well-paid manufacturing jobs to other European countries where the labour costs are cheaper.’
The petition calls for local jobs to go to local people at the nearby £200 million Durham Gate project. Once complete, the petition will submitted to local MP Helen Goodman.
Campaigning for local jobs is a family affair
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