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Labour candidate prepared to “outwork” Conservative rival in 2017 General Election campaign

Labour’s candidate says he is prepared to “outwork” his Conservative rival ahead of the 2017 General Election.

Chris Worsey

Chris Worsey

Chris Worsey finished second in the polls behind Michael Fabricant in 2015.

But despite being more than 18,000 votes adrift of the Conservatives last time out, the Labour hopeful says his campaign gave the Tories sleepless nights last time out.

“We gave Michael Fabricant and the Tories a real scare in 2015,” Mr Worsey said. “I beat him in the first two debates which meant he didn’t even turn up for the third debate.

“A few Tories told me that on election day 2015 Michael was seriously worried about the result. I’m not surprised after the lacklustre campaign he ran.

“We outworked the Tories last time and I’m sure we will again. I knocked on thousands of doors over 18 months before the vote in 2015, while Michael sat in London writing tweets.”

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  1. Scott

    5th May, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Okay Okay,

    Let’s say that you lose again, and the Tory Clown remained on his Lichfield Throne. What are you and your party going to do?

    It’s been 2 years since your 1st loss and I’ve not seen/heard from you at all. It’s all good and well saying ” I knocked on thousands of doors over 18 months before the vote in 2015″, but what about after?

    It seems you/labour just accept your loss and then that is it. Wait around until next election, attend a meeting here and there. Obviously I am not a party insider, but I can not understand where your/party logic and strategy is. Only awake for an election, then do bugger all in preparing to win the next.

    If you need a strategic campaign coordinator, please feel free us for advice.

  2. Toast

    5th May, 2017 at 10:37 am

    After his 2015 loss I thought Chris had given up hope of trying to slay the Fabricant beast. Of all email and post communication I’ve had from the local Labour party, not a single mention of Chris. I genuinely thought they would select someone else to take The Clown on this time, but nope, they’ve resurrected Mr. Invisible to be in the Lichfield Labour spotlight for a month, who will no doubt disappear back into obscurity when he loses again.

  3. Tim

    5th May, 2017 at 11:31 am

    I heard only a few months ago that Mr Worsey has not been activated involved in politics since the last election and that he would only be interested in a stronger Labour seat in the 2020 election and wouldn’t consider Lichfield again …

  4. Mike

    5th May, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Chris is right in his observations of the Clown of Westminster, but hr needs to understand that people seem to worship the ground he walks on, if his twitter feed is anything to go by. If Chris really wants to get a feeling of how people feel about his party and to try and alter their perspectives, then he needs to campaign around the East area of Lichfield, such as Boley Park Only then will he truly see the task he is up against.