Practice your campaigning skills 10 months before the General Election. Come to Oxford on the last weekend before a council by-election.
- In the afternoon of Saturday 12 July, come join our by-election campaign in Cowley ward.
|Cowley action day programme|
|1300||Briefing and pre-canvass workshop|
|1330||Allocate canvassing teams and collect materials|
|1350||Staggered canvassing and leafleting|
|1630||Meet at the Jolly Postboys for feedback, drinks and chat.|
Cowley ward is in the parliamentary constituency of Oxford East: a nationally recognised Advanced Constituency, meaning special support from the national party to win the parliamentary seat of Oxford East in the general election scheduled for 2020.
The Cowley by-election provides all of us with the opportunity to prepare for the General Election campaign, in two ways:
- It is a great training opportunity to learn from experienced election campaigners in a hard-fought contest.
- In Oxford, starting now we can find where our Green supporters live, and get them to vote for us now, next year in the General Election, and win us the seat in 2016.
We need to find where probable Green voters live, so we can remind them to vote on 17 July. Too often our supporters (even some of our members) forget to vote, so other candidates get in. We do this by knocking on doors, and politely asking how the residents might vote. This is called canvassing.
We will provide training for new canvassers, and send you out with experienced canvassers who can show you how to do it. Our candidate, Hazel Dawe, and her agent, Steve Dawe will brief you on local issues. Most people we have spoken to in Cowley ward are happy to talk to us for a short time. Many are upset by how the Labour-controlled Oxford City Council has ignored the area.
We also have leaflets to put through letterboxes in the ward, so that people who aren't in, know why they should vote Green.
Please RSVP to confirm you are coming so we have some idea of numbers for catering.
To reach the Florence Park Community Centre, the 16 bus stops right outside the centre, running every 30 mins. from St. Aldates near the town hall. The 3 stops on the Iffley Road at the end of Cornwallis Road, and runs every 10 mins. from the train station.
Oxford OX4 3NH
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