Elections training in Brighton

Come and learn how to win the 7 May 2015 elections for the Green Party in SE England.

Are you a new member? 2800 people joined the Green Party in SE England in 2014, and 1800 in the last 3 months. Welcome. Come to one of our training events and find out how you can help in our local and general election campaigns.

  • How do you get people to consider voting Green? Learn about leaflets and press releases.
  • How do you find people who will go and vote Green on polling day? Have a go at canvassing.
  • Where can we win? Learn about how campaigns are organised, and our strategies to win in 2015, despite England's unfair voting system.

Or are you an experienced member? Someone who has been waiting for the day when hundreds of supporters can come out to campaign with you? Come to one of our training days and learn new skills for the 2015 campaigns.

  • How can we get voters to listen to Green messages? Learn about the key campaign themes and our communications strategy.
  • Confident dealing with the media? Have a go at video interviewing, hustings practice and making your own videos.
  • How can you engage new volunteers and members in your campaign? Learn how to scale up with the Green surge.


1000 Arrive, coffee and tea

1030 Introduction by Adam McGibbon

1050 Election processes

Paperwork, e.g. nominations, expenses
Election timetable
Candidate-supporting tasks: election agent, press officer, campaign manager, etc.

1115 Time management

Planning your time, organising volunteers

1130 Break

1145 Media

Media contacts and strategy
Press releases
Social media

1215 Public speaking and interview practice

breakout sessions for practising in a hustings/panel environment, and/or 
one-to-one interviewing.

1300 Lunch (bring your own) with Q&A/individual feedback sessions

1400 Canvassing training

1500 Canvassing in Brighton

1630 Canvassing debriefing

1700 Finish 

After the event we will be gathering at a nearby pub.

This is a great opportunity to learn from people from other local parties, including the Brighton Green Party members who are campaigning for both the Brighton and Hove council elections, and to re-elect Caroline Lucas MP.

Please RSVP below so we can plan for the numbers coming. We are asking for a donation of £5 to cover the cost of hall and equipment hire on the day, from everyone who can afford it. If you cannot make this training day in Brighton, we are running another training day in Oxford on 7 February.

January 31, 2015 at 10:30am - 5pm
Brighthelm Centre
North Road
Brighton BN1 1YD
United Kingdom
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Tom Beament ·
Cree Tilbury luke debenham Paul Taylor Harry Winter Nicola Dodgson Sarah Butler Darrin Green Donna Wallace Chris Crook Graham Avery Sue Shanks Dr Susan Ryland Dave Hampton Keith Obbard Sally May Nick Dearden Ian McCulloch Miriam Kennet Anne Eves Guy Hudson Peter Bisset Judith Scott george wilks Andrew Durling Andrew Bradbury

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