Tim Farron writes… YES! to Fairer Votes: Just 4 weeks to go

We have 4 weeks to go until the most important ballot of our lives and the Yes! To Fairer Votes campaign is in full swing now, but we still need our activists to get stuck and help the campaign in the final push to the finish line.

This week in the Yes! To Fairer Votes campaign the tempo has been stepped up! On Wednesday night we saw Vince Cable and Ken Livingstone battle it out for the Yes! team against the No team’s Michael Howard and the interesting choice of a former Olympic rower (who was apparently in the boat with Sir Steve Redgrave back in 1984) Martin Cross. The contest was a no brainer and despite some ridiculous accusations thrown in by Howard and Cross it was blatantly obvious that the Yes! team won resoundingly – good work Vince and Ken.

The temperature kept rising last night as a host of comedians and musicians got together at the Proud Galleries in Camden, London to put on a ‘Vote Out Loud’ gig as a reminder to get out and register to vote in the upcoming referendum. With performances from electronic musician, Mylo, and the legendary comic, David Schneider working his magic everyone who made it agreed it was a great night all round.

In other news this week the Yes! team were over the moon to hear that Kevin Maguire of Daily Mirror fame is backing a Yes! vote. While his reasons and his messages may differ slightly from our own his intent and passion for Fairer Votes matches our own so we welcome him into the Yes! team’s fold.

So what can you do this week to help the campaign?

  • As always we need the campaign to be as visible as possible so if you haven’t already done so please download a poster and put it in your window
  • Use your facebook status or a tweet to show your support online to all your friends
  • Add a twibbon to your Facebook or Twitter photo
  • Find your local Liberal Democrat party and get involved with their campaign
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One Comment

  • The ‘Yes’ team and Tim Farron must be desperate if they are reheating Kevin Maguire as a supporter “in other news this week.”.
    In fact, as long ago as March 4th the Daily Mirror’s political editor took Kirsty Allsop to task for trilling inanities about the complexity of AV “even for someone intelligent like myself “, declaring himself a committed supporter of change and rebutting the ‘No’ case to considerable applause, as I recall.

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