A CANDIDATE for the Labour party has been touring her prospective constituency in the hope of winning the seat.

Lauren Dingsdale, Labour parliamentary candidate for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, spoke with parents and teachers outside Saltburn Primary on Thursday, November 14, as part of a pledge to create a National Education Service while cutting down school class sizes and scrapping SATs for key stage one and two.

Ms Dingsdale, who is running against Conservative Simon Clarke, Liberal Democrat candidate Jemma Joy and the Green Party’s Sophie Brown, also attended a rally organised by the Trade Union Labour Organisation on Saturday, November 16.

She addressed the rally at its final stop in Langdon Square, Middlesbrough, promising to fund public services such as social care, schools and the emergency services.

She told supporters at the event: “Labour has real plans, real vision, that’ll be transformational for the UK.

“We’re going to put more police, firefighters, and ambulances on the street as part of properly funding our public services.”