September Campaigning

Friday, 29 September 20171 Reply
Bridgwater & West Somerset ‘Young Labour’ campaigning at Bridgwater College Freshers week

We have had a lot of meetings recently and members I’ve been speaking to are keen to get out and about again and do some of the activities we’ve planned.  I don’t know about you, but I certainly want to get back to the buzz we achieved around the General Election.

Well, let’s get to it.  First things first- here’s the main news from the Consituency Labour Party/ General Management Committee’s meeting the other day which affects us all:
  • Our motion on being a co-signatory to a letter to urge NEC to allow us to pick our Parliamentary candidate immediately was agreed
  • Our motion compelling the National Labour Party to provide national leaflets in electronic format was agreed
  • Unity House (ground floor level) may be used by members free of charge: branch to decide whether to take up this offer for activities
  • Tony Heywood elected CLP Treasurer
  • Conference Delegate Jane Grenfell to use her discretion to vote on issues and report back to members on her decisions due to there being no agenda to discuss from the Conference Arrangements Committee.
Students at Bridgwater College visiting the Labour stall

Now, this week, I’d imagine you’ll be glued to the TV watching the unfolding events in Brighton at the party conference and towards the end of the week, you surely will be attending the Bridgwater Fair.  This is why we only have two short events on this week.  Hope you can make it and here they are:

Politics and a Pint

We are hoping to hold this social event regularly in various pubs across the area.  It is friendly, informal and relaxed and is designed for members to come and find out about the art of persuasive conversations so that they can use them on the Labour Stall, canvassing or just even when chatting with family and friends.
Win every argument and learn how to convince people that their worldview might just be incorrect (The Sun, The Mail, The Express springs to mind!)
Each session is repeated many times so if you can’t make this one then you can another time.  Session 1 is “How to easily explain Labour Party Policy.”
Bridgwater Branch secretary Gary Tucker

We meet at Admirals Landing, Bridgwater for a 6.30pm start this Friday 29th September.

National Campaign Day

It’s been a while since this last happened.  We meet at the Blake Statue for 11.00am-1pm on Saturday 30th September to hand out leaflets and talk to voters.  Whilst we won’t know the subject of the campaign until nearer the time, it promises to be a very interesting event.
I’m going up the fair after both events so don’t worry, you’ll have time to eat candyfloss or ride on the Big Wheel and still fit in these two brilliant events.
See you there.
Gary Tucker
Bridgwater BLP Secretary

One comment on “September Campaigning

  1. Gary Tucker

    The campaign is about “Hope for our country” so if you feel like there’s hope now, come along and help us spread that message 11am tomorrow at the Blake Statue.

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