RESIDENTS from across Stalybridge and Hyde have taken part in an event that will help to shape the future of the Labour Party.
The session was one of a series of events being held across the country, as part of the ‘New Politics, Fresh Ideas' initiative.
It was led by Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment Mary Creagh and hosted by Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds.
And it was an opportunity for more than 40 people - with a broad spectrum of views - to share their ideas on issues, including family life, the economy, higher education, banking and the process of politics.
Following the event, Jonathan Reynolds MP said: "This is the biggest review of Labour Party policy for almost 20 years. And I'm really pleased that so many people from across Tameside have been able to take part.
"‘New Politics, Fresh Ideas' gives residents the opportunity to highlight their views and priorities on a wide range of issues.
"Their views will all be fed back into the Labour Party - and could have a real impact on the policies of the future.
"As a MP it's really important to listen - and this was a valuable opportunity to hear what people believe." To contribute your own opinions to the ‘New Politics, Fresh Ideas' project go to www.fresh-ideas.org.uk
Published 21 March, 2011