Team #INTogether trends as 1000 activists hit street stalls

IntogetherA huge thank to all the members who came out to support out #INtogether National Day of Action on 14th May. We witnessed a superb drive by members with over 1,000 members coming out to host more than 200 streets stalls throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

Each street stall was armed with material to remind people of the importance of voting to stay in on 23rd June. We were delighted to see that campaign material sent to local parties being put to good use with balloons being in high demand.

Thankfully the weather gods played in our favour on the day. With a big push on social media throughout the day, the ‘#INtogether’ slogan delivered the ultimate show of support when it started to trend at lunchtime and stayed there throughout the afternoon. Our Team #INtogether twitter account was a hot bed of activity throughout the day with many local parties posting their pictures online. We have collated all the pictures that street stalls sent into us and have created a gallery on the main Liberal Democrats Facebook page. It was great to see so many smiling and happy faces campaigning on Saturday.

There were some very special VIP guests on some of the street stalls with Catherine Bearder MEP guesting on several street stalls around London and many members of the parliamentary party supporting the national day of action as well.

Many stalls reported back that there was a positive reception to staying in on 23rd June which hopefully will be a good indication of the result on the day. However, many members felt that this can’t be taken for granted and are already organising more activities over the next few weeks before the 23rd June.

We intend to plan more National Action Days over the next few weeks before the 23rd June and we hope you will be able to join in. This is a great opportunity to introduce new or recent members into your local party on an issue that is of massive importance to the UK and for future generations to come.

Pictures from the day are up on Facebook – find and tag yourself!

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7 Comments

  • Really glad we are out on the streets. And this is not so much a criticism as an expression of confusion. I have been involved with the cross-party Britain Stronger In Europe campaign for a few weeks – periodically helping to hand out leaflets in a busy town centre.

    I am confused about the benefits of a Lib Dem branded campaign, except perhaps, in a very strong Lib Dem area (or maybe targetted leafleting to our known supporters in othe areas?). Where I am, the Lib Dem vote is less than 10% and I cannot see how it could be beneficial to associate the Remain campaign with the Lib Dem brand – if we are to get over 50% we need the votes of people who support other parties – even people who loathe the Lib Dems! And yet even here, I have received a letter from the county party asking for donations for a Lib Dem In campaign. Confused!

    I have really enjoyed campaigning alongside members of the Conservatives, Labour and Lib Dems, and unaligned people. The campaign seems to draw out the most sensible members of the other parties (and we have had some very interesting conversation over coffee afterwards).

  • I see where DaveSpod is coming from, but it looks to me as if in constituencies where the local Conservative MP is Eurosceptic (as is the case in my own constituency), genuinely cross-party Remain campaigns with active local Conservative participation may well be finding it difficult to get off the ground. There may in such circumstances be a good deal of merit in our own local parties and, for that matter, local Labour parties, banging the drum for the Remain campaign without hanging around for local Conservative support which may or may not materialise.

  • Peter Galton 18th May '16 - 10:16am

    In Southampton (not including Romsey & Southampton North) we have decided to help with the Stronger IN Campaign, but of course members are free to help where ever.

  • Neil Sandison 18th May '16 - 11:06am

    When are we going to start playing the positive card for Europe .GB and the EU played a positive role in the recent Paris Agreement on climate change .A policy area which does require international agreement because climate change ,pollution ,and air quality doesn’t respect false man made boarders, Do we trust HM government with our human and employment rights guaranteed under the European Convention.
    The EU has encouraged renewable technologies to meet our future energy needs as we decarbonise our energy markets. The EU is encouraging wildlife species protection so important to future conservation. The European Arrest Warrant has protected us from Human /drug traffickers and modern slavery lets start getting the positive message out there and be in it to win it.

  • @Hugh p – Perhaps my constituency is unique. It has an MP supporting leaving and an active, Tory-led remain campaign.

  • No Canterbury is the same

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