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Edmonton MP Andy Love showed off his golf skills to raise awareness for a blind charity at the Labour party conference
Edmonton MP Andy Love showed off fine golf skills at the Labour party conference as he raised awareness for a new campaign to rid the streets of clutter.
Despite the seriousness of the conference, a mini golf course was set up to help publicise the charity Guide Dogs' Streets Ahead campaign to tackle street clutter.
Advertising boards, wheelie bins and cars parking on the pavement are causing major problems for blind and partially sighted people and the charity is campaigning for a nationwide law to prevent pavement parking unless specifically permitted.
Some 97 per cent of visually impaired people reported that they had a problem on a daily or weekly basis, with 57 per cent suffering an injury as a result.
Mr Love topped the leader board against his fellow MPs. He said: “This was a fun way to spread this serious message. Street clutter has the potential to deter blind and partially sighted people from leaving home alone and I am happy to support Guide Dogs’ call for safer pedestrian footpaths.
"I was also delighted to use my golfing skills and beat the other MPs to the top of the leader board!”
James White, Guide Dogs' Campaigns Manager, said: "We’re delighted to have Andy’s support for our campaign. Our streets should be safe and accessible for all pedestrians.”