A message from Oldham from the Lib Dems there this weekend

imageThe Oldham West and Royton by-election HQ has been busy this weekend as Liberal Democrats head there from all over the country are heading there. Rather than snuggling up on the sofa with a good book and Majorsrise on Twitter (which is really getting exciting at the moment, possibly even more so than when I lived through it), they’ve headed out into the freezing cold to help the old #libdemfightback. Among those there today are our own Paul Walter who went up all the way from Newbury.

But why are they going? This video tells you.

I am so utterly soft that when I watched it, I had a wee tear in my eye.

IF you are wondering what to do with yourself tomorrow, why not head over there? They do seem to be having a great time.

Here’s all the info you need on how to get there:

Address: 51 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1HH

Phone: 07884 733281

How to get to Oldham West and Royton to help Jane!

By Tram

Trams are the easiest way to get here and are every 12 minutes from Manchester to the Oldham Centre stop less than 2 minutes walk on the same road as our campaign HQ. Just hop on one of the regular trams heading in the direction of Rochdale from Manchester. The trams go through Manchester City Centre or Piccadilly and Victoria Train Stations. It takes roughly 35 minutes from Piccadilly to get here!

By Car

Leave at Junction 22 of the M60 and follow the signs for the A62 to Oldham Town Centre From the M62, leave Junction 20 onto the A627(M) and follow the signs to Oldham Town Centre, then pick up the signs for Spindles Town Square.

Where to park

We have 30 minutes pay and display (but free) parking outside our office which is perfect for quickly picking up leaflets and canvassing – but can be busy! There is 3 hours free parking at the local Sainsbury’s just 2 minute walk to the office. Post code OL1 1DJ For longer trips – park at Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre- Is £6 for over 5 hours. Monday to Saturday 7:00 – 17:30. Sunday 9:30 – 16:30

You can always stay for a few days. We’ve compiled some of the best-priced accommodation in the area, you can find the information here. We also can offer free accommodation with local party members, but these spaces are limited, please email [email protected] if you would like some assistance with accommodation.

If, you can’t get there, and, sadly, it looks increasingly likely that I won’t be able to, you can still help out by doing phone canvassing. Volunteer here. or donate what your fare and accommodation would have cost here.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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3 Comments

  • Max Wilkinson 22nd Nov '15 - 9:33pm

    We had a lovely day knocking doors and there was a warm welcome in the office. I’d urge everybody to get on up there to help out. Good luck Jane and the team for the final two weeks.

  • I think the lady in the dark blue jumper who had the sign saying “to stop UKIP” was being most honest. The LibDems won’t win, I think everyone knows that, but if they can get even an OK vote it could stop UKIP. Corbyn is a disaster for Labour candidates in the North and North West. UKIP are now 5/2 with Ladbrokes, that’s down from the 8/1 I backed them at just 2 weeks ago. I’m no UKIP fan, but a victory for them might make the Labour Party buck up, so won’t be all bad. Betfair think UKIP can win and they are not normally that far out – this will be far closer than a lot of people think.

  • @ Malc

    Those were good odds; it is a straight fight between UKIP and Labour, the Lib Dems are an irrelevance.

    The high Asian vote will secure Labour its victory, sadly I think, but expect the majority to be slashed. The word on the street is that the white working class is deserting Labour in droves.

    But why would they come to you? You support uncontrolled immigration just like Labour and are no more patriotic than they.

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