Four ways you can help us win Tiverton & Honiton

As you might be aware, there is a ridiculously important by-election going on in Tiverton and Honiton, in our former heartlands of the West Country.

More than that, we can win it and deliver the death knells to Boris Johnson’s premiership and get our country back from the quasi-mob outfit currently running the show.

However, to get a decent government of the United Kingdom back that doesn’t deport refugees to Rwanda, we badly need to get down and volunteer in Tiverton and Honiton.

Here are four ways you can help:

  1. Get down yourself, there are members willing to host volunteers, so your cost of accommodation is already covered! This is the most important, boots on the ground will be the difference between us winning and narrowly missing out on getting Richard Foord, elected.
  2. Get to West London to help with clerical envelope writing/stuffing. There are thousands of letters to write where volunteers who can’t make it down to Tiverton and Honiton and the villages are going. Drop me a message to find out more about this.
  3. Help from home, ring some members and motivate them to go down and help. Sign up for this here.
  4. Donate to our fighting fund. We can only win if we have the money to win.

Like Chesham and Amersham and North Shropshire, we can do this. But only if we put in the work. Get down there and help end the Premiership of Boris Johnson!

Also – if that hasn’t convinced you, there are beaches, ice-cream shops and a really nice campaigns team.

* Callum Robertson is the Lib Dem Candidate for Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. In his day job, he works for a multi-national human rights NGO as an Advocacy Officer. Read about his plans for Essex here.

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15 Comments

  • Nonconformistradical 30th May '22 - 3:48pm

    “Get to West London to help with clerical envelope writing/stuffing. …………. Drop me a message to find out more about this.”

    Email address for message please

    And whereabouts in West London? It still might be a major expedition!

  • Tristan Ward 30th May '22 - 4:36pm

    More details about West London please! Who to email and where!

  • Rumours the number of letters to the Chief Whip are now in the 40’s!!!!

  • nigel hunter 31st May '22 - 12:08am

    That rumour about letters in the 40s,do they think they might loose alot of seats at the election !!??

  • Mick Taylor 31st May '22 - 7:37am

    Reaching 54 MPs and actually having a vote of confidence is one thing. Actually passing a vote of no confidence is quite another. There seems to me little appetite amongst Tory MPs to drop Johnson. My guess is that he will survive a motion of confidence and will not quit even if the majority is small. From a party political point of view, we’ll do much better if he survives and leads the Tories into the the next GE.

  • Mick Taylor 31st May ’22 – 7:37am…………Reaching 54 MPs and actually having a vote of confidence is one thing. Actually passing a vote of no confidence is quite another………..

    May survived her vote but the mere fact of having the vote weakens the survivor..In Johnson’s case the jellyfish (in other circumstances I’d use the word ‘sharks’) are already circling..
    I think it better that Johnson is removed sooner, rather than later, to prevent the ‘dead cat bounce’ of a new Tory leader just prior to a GE..

  • My best guess is that Johnson will get more confidence votes that the no confidence tally, but that there will be a lot of abstentions, resulting in him not reaching 50% support. He would then be expected to go, but like Trump will he?
    Perhaps the police will have to escort him out of number 10, that would be a fitting testimony!

  • Nonconformistradical 31st May '22 - 1:26pm

    How about details for helping in London – and supplying an email address for responding to that request?????

  • Paul Barker 31st May '22 - 2:03pm

    Slightly off-topic but I think we should be preparing for the possibility of a Snap Election anytime from June onwards.

    It seems clear now that there will be a challenge to Johnson, probably the week after The Jubilee. If Johnson thinks he will lose he could call an Election – that power is his alone. Alternatively if he allows himself to be deposed , the new Leader could try to take advantage of any Polling bounce.

    We need to be as ready as we can be.

  • Nick Collins 31st May '22 - 2:03pm

    @ expats,

    The image of circling marine invertebrates is making my brain hurt.

  • If Johnson is ousted before Tiverton we will, not could, have a real problem to win the seat.
    Could not see an election taking place if both by election seats change hands, it is now too late to stop them taking place.

  • Tristan Ward 31st May '22 - 9:51pm

    It would be very surpeing if there was a new Prime Minister by by election day. Johnson may however have promised to resign once a new Prime Ministwr is in place.

    It Johnson has promised to resign all hell will break lose in the Tory party as they fight like ferrets over the leadership with Johnson as caretaker Prime minister.

    Not pretty, but by not necessity worse than Johnson still in charge.

    That may not be

  • John Bicknell 1st Jun '22 - 9:07am

    “If Johnson is ousted before Tiverton we will, not could, have a real problem to win the seat.”
    If Johnson does lose a confidence vote in the coming days, the by-election would be held in the midst of a divisive leadership contest. Under such circumstances, a Lib Dem victory in Tiverton would be all-but guaranteed.
    In the longer term, though, if Jeremy Hunt emerged triumphant, I fear that he would be a more reassuring choice for voters in the southern shires, where most of the LD targets are situated, reducing their chances of gains at the next GE.

  • Nonconformistradical 1st Jun '22 - 11:35am

    “Senior Tory suggests party has no one fit to replace PM”
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-resign-no-confidence-vote-latest-b2091422.html

    “A senior Tory has suggested that there is no credible alternative to replace Boris Johnson as prime minister if he is ousted in a potential confidence vote.

    Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, a member of the powerful 1992 Committee of Tory backbenchers, said his colleagues must consider what “crimes” Mr Johnson has “actually committed” before moving against him.

    He told BBC Radio 4 Today: “You’ve got to actually work out whether that new prime minister is actually going to be a positive asset to the country, compared to what you’ve got at the moment.”

    Says it all really

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