LCER Briefing on Registration, Elections & Meetings
You need to register by 17 April to vote in the local and mayoral elections in England on 3 May 2018. All you need is your National Insurance number and go to https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Tell your family members, friends and colleagues particularly attainers, those who have become 18 since the GE2017.
Many LCER members are standing and/or campaigning in the 3 May elections. We in LCER support all Labour candidates but especially ones we know support electoral reform. Our former Treasure Steve Bullock, Lewisham Mayor is standing down and another electoral reformer Damien Egan is standing. Good luck to him and all of them.
We have a fringe meeting and a stall at the Labour Wales Conference in Llandudno which is from Friday 20 – 22 April. If you are going we look forward to seeing you there. Our fringe meeting, from 12.30 (or whenever conference finishes) to 2 pm on the Saturday, 21 April.
On our platform are new MP for Cardiff North, Anna McMorrin, Stephen Kinnock (in one of the safest seats in Wales, Aberavon), Joe Sousek of Make Votes Matter and LCER who drafted the excellent guide to the Labour arguments for electoral reform, The Many, Not the Few and Mary Southcott, LCER’s Parliamentary and Political Officer.
The Fringe entitled Fair Votes for Wales and Westminster will be at the Alwen, Venue Cymru, Llandudno on Saturday between 12.30 and 2 pm.
We are still encouraging Labour members, branches and constituencies to submit their ideas to the Justice and Home Affairs Commission, or adopt a simple resolution (see our website, www.labourcampaignforelectoralreform.org.uk).
We are also supplying speakers to encourage debate among their members to branches, constituencies, trade union meetings so that we all take part in the debate which Labour needs before the next election.
Last but not least, we should congratulate Kate on her second daughter born earlier this year. We wish her well with all the sleepless nights which two small children means. After GE2015, Kate set up the twitter account, @Labour4PR on her own. She contacted LCER and was the reason LCER took off that summer. She was around all the work we did with Labour candidates in GE2017. Euan has taken over her role and if you have a Twitter account do follow us, retweet our news and add your own views.
We have also updated our database, when emails outdate or people move, thanks to Mike for all the work he has done. If you are receiving this it is because LCER thinks you are worth influencing, or you are already a member. We need money to go out to all the meetings we are taking a part in. If you are in a position to join us, and you can do it easily on line thanks to our website, your investment in LCER will make a huge difference. We are all volunteers and welcome your involvement.
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