• Author:Ben Jones
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Election week

This week, Britain will elect 72 MEPs and 2318 councillors. These elections are the first electoral opportunity for the British people to send a message to all of us involved in politics that we must do better.

I will be in Halton during the week to continue to campaign on behalf of our MEP candidates and to meet with local people to discuss key local issues, including the vitally-important ongoing Mersey Gateway Public Enquiry (as well as how we can rebuild trust in politics, continuing my pledges on openness and expenses).

This week’s elections are also an opportunity to put further pressure on Gordon Brown to call a general election. The country needs an election to give it’s verdict on this incompetent government and morally bankrupt Members of Parliament.