Join the Sarahphone today!

Having spent most of my Saturdays this year hosting maraphones and making a lot of calls to voters, I might have reasonably expected a few weeks off.

However, the Chesham and Amersham by-election is well and truly upon us. The writ was only moved a week ago on Wednesday but already the postal votes are about to go out.

Every election these days has two polling days – when the postal votes land and on the actual day when people go to the polling station.  And with more people choosing to vote by post in these Covid times, postal vote polling day is more important than ever.  That is why Lib Dem MPs have been heading there this week:

Christine Jardine and Daisy Cooper have also been there in the past few days.

So it stands to reason that we need to speak to as many of these postal voters as possible before they pick up that envelope from their doormats.

If you live within travelling distance of the constituency, you can go there. There are campaign offices in both Chesham Amersham. The team would like you to RSVP if possible because it helps them plan the campaigning activities in the most Covid safe way.

Those of us further away can join the daily maraphones. These will no doubt have a stream of party VIPs popping in. Ming Campbell and Kate Parminter are on duty for the first session this morning.

And you can donate here.

We made some real progress in the local elections in the constituency – a spectacular result gaining control of Amersham Town Council in particular so there’s every chance we can build on that.

Back in the 90s when we were lower in the national opinion polls than we are now, a string of by-election wins and strong second places propelled us forward and laid the ground work for our huge move forward when we eventually got rid of the Tories in 1997.

Let’s all get behind our fantastic candidate Sarah Green between now and 17th June. Let’s pick up the phone or go knock some doors to make sure that most of those votes being cast over the next few days are for Sarah.

Sarah has the energy and spirit to be a fantastic champion for the area. I’ve worked with her and she is a brilliant team leader who gets stuff done. Read more here:

Sarah Green is an independently-minded campaigner and entrepreneur determined to get things done for our local community.

Sarah has a strong track record as an effective campaigner on the issues that matter – whether that is helping individuals facing injustice or launching national campaigns to protect women from domestic violence.

Sarah set up and runs her own business, which provides training and helps companies and individuals make their voices heard more effectively. She has the skills and experience needed to be the next MP for Chesham and Amersham.

Sarah Green has also set out her priorities for Chesham and Amersham. As our next MP Sarah will prioritise:

  • making sure small and medium sized businesses are supported to recover from the pandemic;
  • fighting to protect our environment and green spaces for future generations;
  • getting more support for our local public services.

 

 

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

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5 Comments

  • Mick Scholes 22nd May '21 - 7:52pm

    Could someone please remind me of the link to use to make a monetary donation to the campaign to elect Sarah? Also a reminder of the virtual campaign HQ facebook page would be a help. I am assuming with less than a month to go to polling day and even sooner for the postal votes, we need to make or donations sooner rather than later.

  • Mick

    Facebook Chesham & Amersham By-election HQ here:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/cavhq/

  • Mick Scholes 22nd May '21 - 8:56pm

    Many Thanks for yor help Paul. Many people in the party will have hopefully fond memories of campaigning here in Saddleworth in the Parliamentary by-elections fought from the 90’s onwards, and that people can get behind Sarah and the team in Amersham for what could hopefully be a much needed victory and filip, as Jane Dodds in B & R was, for the party . Very easy to donate, and it helps if you have your membership number (if you have one) to hand (at the bottom of emails from party HQ if you can’t find it). I hope to spend an evening helping out on the ground in Amersham the next couple of weeks.

  • Couldn’t agree more. I’ve heard Sarah is a terrific candidate. Please everyone give as generously as you can. This is exactly the point in a campaign when donations are important, as it allows the team to plan the last few wees.
    Even a couple of quid will make a difference.

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