Anneliese was proud to welcome Gianni Pitella MEP, the leader of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, to the South East.
Gianni and Anneliese visited Reading to campaign for Victoria Groulef, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Reading West, and met with council leaders and trade union representatives.
Anneliese said: “It was wonderful to have Gianni with us in Reading today, campaigning for a Labour victory in May. Events like these help us to build close ties with Labour’s sister parties across the EU, and breaks down barriers, showing that there is much we share with our European counterparts.”
Victoria joined Anneliese in welcoming Gianni’s visit, adding: “It was a pleasure having Gianni campaigning for me today in Reading West, and I really appreciate his support. The response on the doorstep was incredibly positive, and it was great to be able to introduce Gianni to local Labour councillors and trade unionist.”
Gianni said: “It has been great to see the positive response from people on the doorstep. Every week I see how Labour's MEPs are making a difference in the European Parliament, and it's been fantastic to see the difference they're making in their constituencies.”