It might be a bank holiday weekend, but Lib Dems are working

It might be a bank holiday weekend (not in Scotland, though), and the sun might even be shining, but Liberal Democrats all over the country are working hard.

Poplar and Limehouse candidate Elaine Bagshaw is running a Train and Campaign today where members can learn the latest in campaigning techniques. The Tower Hamlets team has been knocking on doors most nights since the General Election and are doing great things.

In North London, Bradley Hillier Smith, who has written for us about his trips to  Calais and Dunkirk to help refugees, is holding an event outside Waitress in Finchley until 4pm today. Go along and help if you can. 

Though it is no longer as high on the news agenda, the refugee crisis is still ongoing with many people living in very poor conditions in the camps accross Europe.

The UK has not done enough to fulfill its legal and moral obligations to help refugees. We as Lib Dems can do more than simply criticise the government.

Donations are very much needed as stocks are low in the Calais warehouses. Not only this but more and more people are arriving every day.

Join us for a day of action as we tak to residents to raise essential item donations and awareness for the ongoing crisis.

Even if you can only spare an hour or two you will make a difference in raising essential donations.

If you are unable to come in person but would like to donate, we are taking donations to buy sleeping bags and blankets. £10 buys a sleeping bag/blanket for a new arrival in the Calais camp.

In Oxford, a campaign day, targeted at new members will end in a #libdempint event. If you’re in Oxford, head to the Lib Dem office opposite the train station.

Everyone is welcome, but this is particularly a good opportunity for our new members to get involved and find out more.

We will meet at our offices right opposite Oxford train station, then will head out to spread the liberal message, whether that’s by delivering, canvassing, petitioning or recruitment.

There will be lots to do and your time will make a big difference!

Afterwards, at 5pm, we will be gathering at The Jam Factory pub for drinks and a catch-up.

Further north, in Tupton, Chesterfield, tomorrow, there will be an action day to support David Hancock’s campaign for the North East Derbyshire District Council Tupton ward by-election on 15th September. It would be great if we could head to conference with good news from that area. Meet at 11 at 172 Queen Victoria Road, Tupton, Chesterfield.

Finally, today at Lib Dem HQ, there is an inspiration day for women members. These events are brilliant. They give women an idea of their opportunities in the party. As the event blurb says:

Inspiration Days are friendly and informal events, designed to give female members, especially new members, the opportunity to develop their skills, learn more about becoming active in the party and meet other like-minded women from across the region. The event is an interactive training day with 2 trainers and a high profile speaker.

More inspiration days are planned for the Autumn. If you are interested, email [email protected]

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  • Richard Underhill 27th Aug '16 - 1:21pm
  • Here in East Devon we are busily putting out our first leaflet in Exmouth’s Brixington Ward, in anticipation of a double byelection for East Devon District and Exmouth Town Councils. These elections, following the sad death of Conservative Councillor David Chapman, will be closely fought, and follows on the heels of three Town Council and one other District byelection in Exmouth, all caused by deaths or resignations of Conservative Councillors in wards where we either already have councillors or have in recent years held seats. We have one Town Council gain, and have made major vote recoveries in all the others. Alex Sadiq is our candidate – a manager with a large insurance company, wife, and mother of a 10 year old son – she fought the recent Littleham ward byelection and came within 80 votes of the Tories – here’s hoping she goes one better this time. If elected I believe she will make a great Councillor!

  • PS It is likely the Exmouth byelection will be on October 6th.

  • What has been done in Littleham ward to keep things going there ?

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