Making a few calls could make all the difference in Witney

ALDC Master Logo (for screen)At ALDC, our usual by-election HQ has been taken over by supporters phoning for Witney – and what a positive experience it has been!

Lots of our newer party members have used the Witney by-election as an opportunity for some training, and this has been no different on the phones. Last week we were joined by Sally who joined the Lib Dems only a few weeks ago and is now signed up to join us again for the remained of the campaign.

With just a week to go, we need many more people to hit the phone to reach to all of the voters!

There are three easy ways you can help on the phones.

1. Make calls from home. This could not be easier and if you are already on Connect, you should automatically see the list in the Virtual Phone Bank. Alternatively use the Open Virtual Phone Bank –https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/C82DE1G-3349

2. If you live near Manchester, join ALDC in person every Thursday for our By-Election HQ Phone Bank at 23 New Mount Street. On Polling day we will be open from 1pm!

3. Think about organising your own phone night. Teams in Preston, St Albans and other local parties have already held their phone night, inviting members along and making phoning a more social event, to help Liz’s campaign. Order the pizza’s in and make a night of phoning!

If you would like any further details, tips or advice, please drop me an email at [email protected]!

* ALDC is the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors and Campaigners

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2 Comments

  • Daniel Walker 13th Oct '16 - 2:54pm

    Is there a minimum time? I can manage 2hrs this evening.

  • suzanne fletcher 14th Oct '16 - 3:29pm

    If you do it from home on your own phone (not as much fun as doing with other people, but if nobody else near, and only option) you can fit it in around whatever else you are doing, and there is no minimum or maximumm time.
    You can make a cuppa, take dog out, put baby to bed, start the meal, stay in for a delivery, go to the loo.
    I’ve done it for many years, starting at Eastbourne by election (how many years is that!) and can count on one hand the number of times anyone has complained about being phoned.
    It was part of winning Redcar, part of a by election winning by 12, and my previous ward by 8 votes. you really can make a difference ( and not get wet and cold!)
    PS yes I would rather talk to people face to face, but physically cannot really manage that now, and by the time I had driven to a local ward and parked, and got sheets sorted …. I’ll have made as many calls as people found in all evening knocking on doors.

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