#NewMembersDay New member Anna out on the Tower Hamlets campaign trail already – and how you can help

Elaine & Anna campaign in Tower HamletsThe #libdemfightback has been incredible since last Thursday. As well as being astounded at over 100 people joining Tower Hamlets Liberal Democrats in less than a week, we’ve been straight back out on the doorsteps talking to people as part of my campaign to become Mayor on 11 June. We’re finding that we’re getting a great reception, as Thursday’s result has driven people to realise that we share so many of our core values. Our new members are joining us at each event as well – full of enthusiasm, energy, and new ideas that will help reinvigorate our party. The photo shows us out with new member Anna Ovsyanikova, who is holding the clipboard.

Tower Hamlets has always been a borough full of contradictions. We live in the shadows of the City and Canary Wharf yet we have the second highest unemployment rate in London and 49% of our children are living in poverty. With a Tory government now in power preparing to slash the pupil premium that brought over £70 million to our local schools and further cuts to welfare, it’s even more important that new ideas and liberal values are at the heart of our Town Hall.

The borough also includes Limehouse – scene of the Limehouse Declaration and the original #libdemfightback, when Shirley Williams; David Owens; Roy Jenkins and William Rogers walked away from a Labour party that no longer represented them. We’re continuing that grand tradition and fighting back to deliver affordable housing; jobs for local people; opportunities for our young people and an end to corruption in our borough.

If you’d like to join in and help please visit our website.

* Elaine Bagshaw is the Honorary President of Liberal Democrat Expand. She serves on the party’s Federal Board and is the Parliamentary Spokesperson for Poplar and Limehouse.

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  • Nearly 1200 members in the last 24 hours (I saved yesterday at 1.30!), so the rate of increase is still huge, even if less that the peak!

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