Sunday, 19 August 2012

Phil Butler and I on the campaign trail

This picture [by Michael Allen] was taken in the Battlesteads Hotel in Wark on Friday night - Phil and I spoke and did a joint Q&A with over 50 guests at a dinner in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance - my 2012 charity.
This followed on from a hectic day in Haltwhistle earlier in the week, where we knocked on doors, spoke to local councillors, and went both to the Comrades Club and to a local business to do question and answer sessions.
Phil is articulate, local, passionate about the police force he served so successfully for 30 years, and with great ideas as to how we can reform policing so that it is local, visible, and value for money. It was really interesting to see him on the doorstep, in people's homes and businesses and speaking at a big dinner.
As always the food at the Battlesteads was delicious - there is a reson why this pub wins awards!