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Campaign off to a winning start

In the 2014 Council elections, Labour Party candidates in Cray Valley East and West will be supporting the efforts of Cray Wanderers to return to their ancestral home in the Crays.

At Cray Wanderers’ recent home game against the Metropolitan Police, Labours candidates in next year’s election handed out leaflets and met club officials.

Cray Wanderers Football Club was founded in 1860 and is London’s oldest football club; in fact, it’s the world’s second oldest club. For the last forty years Cray Wanderers have been without a ground – but their recent attempts to build a permanent home in the Crays have been turned down by Bromley Council.

Cray Wanderers have worked hard to cement links with the local community from where they started out. The programmes put in place by the club have focused on working with young people in the area. Many children have already benefited from these programmes which are being run in conjunction with the Police, Local Authorities and local schools.

Not only will a return to the Crays help to regenerate the area and bring further benefits to the community, but it also has the potential to create jobs.

And the result? Well, we met some lovely people and made some great contacts … and Cray Wanderers won 4–1.

Your Labour candidates in the Crays support the campaign to bring the Wanders home.

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