15/10/2009 - Luton: Following the announcement, back in July, that TV journalist and campaigner, Esther Rantzen would be standing for the parliamentary seat of Luton South in the next general election, the prospective candidate is officially opening her information and advice centre in Luton’s popular indoor market on the 19th October 2009. The event, which takes place at 11.00am, will see the opening of a new drop-in centre that offers local people a comfortable and private venue to meet with Esther and discuss their interests and concerns. Commenting on the opening, Esther Rantzen said: “The market is at the heart of the community and offers me the perfect location to reach out to the electorate and find what really matters to the people of Luton.” “I’ll be at the market, ready to lend a listening ear, so people can drop in for a chat. “The office opening hours will be posted outside our new home in the market, together with details of how to contact me directly. "I would like to thank Town and Country Markets for kindly accommodating our new centre, along with the traders who have made me feel so welcome.” As a prospective independent candidate, with a long career in public life and a reputation for getting good things done, Esther says “My ambition now will be to bring real opportunities to Luton. Let’s make Luton proud!” Those interested in learning more about Esther’s policies and plans for the constituency are welcome to come along at 11.00am on the 19th October 2009. ENDS Notes for News Desk: Luton Indoor Market The address is: Units 74-76 Luton Market The Mall Arndale Centre Luton Bedfordshire LU1 2TA Esther Rantzen Esther’s Political Blog can be viewed via the following link: Media contact: Clive Gresswell Telephone: 0777 258 0067 Email: Town and Country Markets is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Wellington Market Company Plc, a company whose history can be traced back to its beginnings in 1244 when it was established by a Royal Charter. The company operates 19 markets throughout the UK and in the year ending 31st December 2008, turned over approximately £7m with around 80 employees. Website: Further Press Information For further Press information, please contact: Tim Ward - Parker Ward Limited Telephone +44 (0)1743 851 015 Mobile +44 (0)7966 022 532 Email