10 ways that YOU can help Labour win on Thursday

20th May, 2014 7:01 am

I’m writing this too near the elections on Thursday to want to write anything that isn’t directly related to helping Labour win.

The Euro election looks like being an extremely unpredictable three-way fight. Labour, UKIP and the Tories could come in any order of 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The gap between the top three parties may be so close that last minute campaigning and Get Out The Vote determines who wins.

Labour already has a hugely impressive ground campaign which delivered face-to-face contact with 157,000 voters on one day, last Saturday, alone.

If you are already part of this effort, stop reading! Keep up the good work through to Thursday night.

But if you haven’t been helping yet, we need you to be involved, even in this last 72 hours.

This is a low-turnout election so the party with the best grassroots operation, able to get a disproportionate share of its core supporters mobilised to go to the polling stations will win. We shouldn’t assume everyone else is as interested in politics as we are so most people won’t have clocked that this Thursday, 22 May, is an election day.

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Volunteer activity is what will stop Nigel Farage and David Cameron winning. At a local level where there are council elections an extra couple of people helping can make all the difference.

Here are some practical ways you can help:

  1. You can volunteer online. You will be contacted by the Labour Party and put in touch with an organiser in your local area. You can opt to deliver leaflets, make phone calls, or talk to people on the doorstep alongside other supporters, whichever you are happy to do and as much or as little time as you can give. All of these are vital ways of contacting Labour supporters and reminding them to vote.
  2. If you are a Labour member already you can get in direct contact with your constituency party to volunteer by calling the local secretary’s number, which is on your membership card.
  3. Now is the time to read the appeals for help from your local Labour Party which you’ve probably been sending to your spam folder …. they’ll tell you where you can help and when.
  4. You can donate to help cover the cost of the campaign and ensure more money is available for the General Election
  5. You can make a long term commitment to Labour by joining the Party
  6. As people won’t all be aware of the election, make sure you call or email your friends and family members who are Labour supporters and remind them to go and vote.
  7. Use your Twitter and Facebook accounts to tell people you are voting Labour, why you support Labour and that Polling Day is Thursday. With the recent spate of policy announcements about rent controls, an increased minimum wage, guaranteed GP appointments etc. there are plenty of good things about Labour to promote.
  8. If you live in an area with a Labour Party campaign office open, walk in and volunteer – and don’t forget to ask for a window poster.
  9. If you already have a window poster ask for a garden stake.
  10. Don’t forget to vote!

Labour can win on Thursday. Please be part of making it happen.

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  • Ian Grozdanovic-Whittle

    I am 50 years old. I have voted Labour in every election. I work for my local authority which is Labour. Following cuts I have been demoted and subsequently had my wages reduced.
    Regarding Europe, I am pro Europe. It gives stability, it gives employment, it gives equality, it gives freedom of movement etc. I see no ills other than the usual i.e. there is always room for improvement.
    So why would I vote Labour before anyone else?
    I wouldn’t.
    My local Labour Party is enacting (Tory) central government policies. It has no choice. So why should I vote in a local election. Locally, there is no real power.
    In the European elections, there is no sensible debate. As I said, I’m pro-European. But pro-Europeans have been drowned out by the vocalised-anti-Europeans. It seems the loudest – and lowest common demonator argument – is winning the day.
    These elections are doing nothing for me.
    So, reluctantly, for the first time ever, I’m abstaining.

  • gunnerbear

    ” It gives stability, it gives employment, it gives equality, it gives freedom of movement etc. I see no ills other than the usual i.e. there is always room for improvement.”

    So you’re happy to allow foreign officials and politicians to over-rule the will of the elected members of Parliament in the United Kingdom? Are you happy that matters pertaining to UK waters are settled in the EU where the UK doesn’t have any influence at the table? Are you happy that UK taxpayers cash is wasted on subsiding Spanish fishermen so that they can undercut UK fishermen?

    Are you happy that even if the Great British Public got a referendum on the Death Penalty and the will of the GBP was to bring it back, then we could not as the EU have made it clear that you can’t operate capital punishment and be a member of the EU.

    Are you happy that no matter what happens, politicians in the UK cannot control EU immigration as it has been made clear that is not on the table for discussion…ever.

    The EU is structurally incapable of reform. The EU elites have only one thing in mind – a total US of Europe. Nothing less.

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