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Richard
(@richard)
Member A-team
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20/07/2019 9:55 pm  

Campaign here for local elections in the East of England and the Senate seats in the East of England.

Rick the Admin - The Resident Psephologist
Admin for Cabinet, PM's Office, DPM's Office, Defence, Energy, Regions, Environment, Transport, Communities, Elections, and Advisor to Labour and the Lib Dems


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John Knox
(@jknox)
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Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 80
23/07/2019 10:52 pm  

John Knox spoke in to sway voters to the Conservative platform for the Senate campaign. 

First he spoke on education reform, "We need to rethink the way that we see education. We are a changing country and reforms are always necessary. We need new ideas for a new day. That's why the Conservatives will create a National Education Service, similar to the NHS. When we strive to ensure the highest standards, our children are ensured of a better education. 

Second, he spoke on the importance of environmental efforts. "We are facing a global environmental crises. Serious concerns call for serious action. The Tories are committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. It is imperative that we take all the necessary actions for the future of our country and future generations.

 

 

Calvin Ward Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale

Parliamentary- 7
Media- 13
Policy- 6


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General Goose
(@general-goose)
Member
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 362
23/07/2019 11:27 pm  

Leaflet in lieu of mainstreeting:

The first page of the leaflet is largely taken up by a short letter from Graham Adiputera, though flanked by various pictures of the region’s local and Senate Lib Dem candidates throughout the area’s various communities. 

“Dear Local Resident,

I am writing to you today to urge you to support your Liberal Democrat candidates in upcoming local and Senate elections. We all know that politics is broken - the two-party system has long led to stagnant thinking and millions of voters being taken for granted, and one does not need to look hard to find a recent political story that causes embarrassment. Mary Cambel’s toxic legacy, Calvin Ward’s disastrous premiership, Dylan Macmillan condemning others for things he did himself while in office, William Croft insulting our allies and partners in the War on Terror. 

Throughout this all, though, the Liberal Democrats have been focused on producing sound and ambitious policies. It was our party that pushed for equal marriage, the pension triple lock, the pupil premium, a higher tax-free personal allowance, an anti-tax dodging strategy that saves £15 billion a year, the British Business Bank, billions of pounds of investment in green jobs and innovation, the Homelessness Action Fund, renewed focus on mental health and social care, regulatory relief for small businesses. Even when politics has been at its worst, the Liberal Democrats have been delivering for the British people. We have been fighting, tirelessly, for the rights and opportunities of every man, woman and child. The invaluable and unique contribution the Liberal Democrats make to politics has been proven time and time again. 

We have also been focused on fixing our broken politics. The Liberal Democrats delivered votes at 16, consistently championed replacing the unelected House of Lords with a Senate, are pushing for proportional representation, have been consistent advocates for devolution, have been the architects of a smart and human rights-focused foreign policy, and have rejected toxic politics wherever it arises. We are also the party taking the lead on getting big money out of politics. 

More remains to be done, of course. But with your support, we can continue building on these achievements and adding more to that list, delivering a greener, fairer, freer Britain for all. 

Yours sincerely,

Graham Adiputera

Leader of the Liberal Democrats” 

At the bottom of the first page, there is a box with some handy statistics, accompanied by eye-catching icons, that summarise some of the Liberal Democrat achievements in government: 

  • Standing up for civil liberties
  • An open, tolerant Britain
  • Building more homes
  • Investing in the jobs of tomorrow
  • 20,000 extra police officers
  • Extra money for schools and hospitals
  • Taking climate change seriously

The back side of the leaflet, flanked by pictures of candidates for local government and the Senate meeting with voters, continues to talk about Lib Dem achievements and values. Various text boxes, again accompanied by icons, go into detail about what the Lib Dems have achieved or will go on to achieve. 

ENDING AUSTERITY…

Under the Liberal Democrats, the “pupil premium” to support disadvantaged students has more than doubled; the worst austerity cuts are being reversed and then some; NHS and school spending is growing in real terms; and we are investing more in infrastructure and housing. 

...WHILE SUPPORTING BUSINESS AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

Under the Liberal Democrats, access to capital and advisory services for small and medium businesses has expanded, through the British Business Bank, and billions more is being invested in research and innovation to keep our economy on the cutting edge. We have championed a regulatory relief act, helping businesses deal with red tape, and a new strategy to support local enterprise hubs and businesses scale up. We are bringing the deficit down, faster than the Tories would, through fiscal discipline and an aggressive fight against tax dodging. 

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

The Liberal Democrats are the leaders on protecting our environment. We have fought for more money for environmental protection, have cut subsidies for fossil fuels, and have invested billions in green jobs and decarbonising our economy. We are currently leading the way on a bill to green our transport sector and implement a National Air Quality Plan. With your support, we will champion a new Nature Act to preserve our natural beauty, continue British leadership in new climate change legislation, and continue moving towards a zero-waste economy. 

TACKLING BURNING INJUSTICES

The Liberal Democrats have taken action on some of the most burning injustices in our society - making up for underinvestment in mental health, supporting those with disabilities in getting the skills and opportunities they need, fighting homelessness and period poverty, repealing the bedroom tax, standing up for the rights of refugees, fighting the gender and race pay gaps. There is more to do - the Liberal Democrats are committed to an equalities agenda, supporting LGBT+ equality, banning upskirting and female genital mutilation, promoting civil liberties by repealing draconian laws.

FIXING OUR BROKEN POLITICS

The Liberal Democrats are the champions of political reform - votes at 16; proportional representation; replacing the House of Lords with the Senate; supporting devolution and localism to empower communities and give power to the people. 

At the bottom of the page there is both the legally required text and a form that can be cut out, allowing the recipient to get in touch with the candidate, either to discuss issues, to request GOTV assistance, or to offer support.

Graham Adiputera (Lib Dem - Sutton and Cheam)
Deputy Prime Minister
Liberal Democrat Leader
Foreign Secretary
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Climate Change
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Technology

Parliamentary - 36
Media - 53
Policy - 48


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Caroline Blakesley
(@caroline-blakesley)
Prime Minister & MP for Hammersmith
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 158
24/07/2019 12:00 am  

Leaflet in lieu of mainstreeting:

Caroline Blakesley
Prime Minister
MP for Hammersmith

Parliamentary: Unknown (13)
Media: Unknown (17)
Policy: Unknown (18)


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Richard
(@richard)
Member A-team
Joined: 11 months ago
Posts: 159
24/07/2019 12:01 am  

End of Day 1 marker.

Rick the Admin - The Resident Psephologist
Admin for Cabinet, PM's Office, DPM's Office, Defence, Energy, Regions, Environment, Transport, Communities, Elections, and Advisor to Labour and the Lib Dems


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General Goose
(@general-goose)
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Posts: 362
24/07/2019 9:31 pm  

MAINSTREETING - DAY 2 - EAST OF ENGLAND

(Due to Morgan's RL absence, Rick and Ed approved me taking his mainstreeting slots for the final day)

On education:

“The Liberal Democrats have long been leading the way on education. We are leading the way in arguing for flexible life-long learning, for better investment in research and universities, and for more investment in apprenticeships and adult education. We have been championing childcare and issues such as shared parental leave, ensuring all kids have a great start in life. 

Finally, we have dramatically increased funding in schools - to promote student well-being and mental and physical health, to give our kids the broad and comprehensive education they need to thrive in a 21st century economy, to close the attainment gap by continuing to increase the radically successful pupil premium policy.” 

On healthcare: 

“The Lib Dems believe in integrating health and social care, and have invested in promoting that goal, with the long term goal of a dedicated social care tax that ensures that those who need care do not fall through the cracks and receive bad treatment or get forced into poverty. We are also committed to mental health - aiming to close the inequalities and stigmas surrounding mental health. Finally, we are committed to increasing research and public health budgets - prevention is not only good for the NHS’s fiscal health but also the health and life prospects of everyone.”

On foreign policy: 

“While the Conservatives under Dylan Macmillan and William Croft want to tear up international agreements, insult our allies and treat foreign and security policy as an opportunity for horse trading, the Liberal Democrats are committed to internationalism. Issues such as global crime, terrorism, climate change and the refugee crisis require global solutions - creating a fair and just world in which the British people can prosper requires concentrated international action. We understand this and have consistently championed international cooperation - such as by promoting free trade and by fighting global poverty - throughout government.” 

Accompanying leaflet:

The page is titled “EAST OF ENGLAND LIBERAL DEMOCRATS - WORKING FOR YOU”, and is made up of some profiles of the various Liberal Democrat candidates standing in communities around the region. A brief paragraph at the top explains “Voters in the East of England have a historic chance to elect a team of Liberal Democrat community champions to the Senate and local government. These Liberal Democrats will fight for inclusive economic growth, a green and just world, and an open and tolerant United Kingdom.” 

Each profile is accompanied by a small picture of the candidate meeting voters. The first profile is of Lucy Nethsingha. “Lucy Nethsingha is standing for Senate. Lucy is a sterling example of the good work Liberal Democrat councillors do for their constituents and of how important the Lib Dem voice is in keeping other parties honest. She is a committed climate change campaigner and education reformer.” 

The next profile is of Qurban Hussain. “Qurban Hussain is standing for Senator where he hopes to continue his work promoting economic development and social inclusion in local communities and campaigning for international solutions to international problems. He joined the Liberal Democrats in protest of the Iraq War.” 

Next is a profile of Sal Brinton. “Sal Brinton is a noted campaigner on many issues - including promoting high tech economic growth, changing the law to protect the victims of stalking, fighting bullying in our schools, helping those with disabilities reach their full potential, and promoting our invaluable universities sector.” 

A photo at the bottom includes the candidates above, and other candidates, with their names, professional backgrounds and area listed, with “Winning Here” and “Working For You” placards after a good day’s campaigning. 

The back page of the leaflet is divided into two halves: the first half, with Lib Dem colours, chronicles some of the Lib Dem achievements in government, with handy icons denoting the subject (such as wedding bells for equal marriage), while the other half, in dark and foreboding blues, covers the recent Conservative record. 

In the Lib Dem side of the page: 

  • EQUAL MARRIAGE
  • VOTES AT 16
  • A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT
  • MORE HOMES
  • THE PUPIL PREMIUM
  • TAX-FREE PERSONAL ALLOWANCE
  • SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES
  • PENSION TRIPLE LOCK
  • REDUCING THE DEFICIT
  • MORE MONEY FOR THE NHS
  • OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

On the Conservative side of the page: 

  • CUTTING PUBLIC HEALTH
  • FLIP FLOPPING ON RAIL FARES
  • FLIP FLOPPING ON FOREIGN POLICY
  • OPPOSING POLITICAL REFORM
  • NASTY POLITICS
  • BACKROOM DEALS AND HORSE TRADING
  • DOUBLE STANDARDS
  • WEAK MANIFESTO 
  • NO PLANS ON KEY ISSUES

Beneath this, a by-line, yellow text against a black strip, reads “WHEN POLITICS IS AT ITS WORST, THE LIB DEMS GET STUFF DONE.” 

At the bottom of the page there is both the legally required text and a form that can be cut out, allowing the recipient to get in touch with the candidate, either to discuss issues, to request GOTV assistance, or to offer support.

Graham Adiputera (Lib Dem - Sutton and Cheam)
Deputy Prime Minister
Liberal Democrat Leader
Foreign Secretary
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Climate Change
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Technology

Parliamentary - 36
Media - 53
Policy - 48


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Sylviane Jaubert
(@ege)
Member
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 155
24/07/2019 11:49 pm  

Sylviane Jaubert campaigned with Daniel Zeichner met with voters in Norwich. She spoke with them, listened to their problems and answered their questions.

 

Those who want to speak about the housing: We have increased the amount of public housing built in this country more than 50 percent, created a homelessness action fund and invest in green housing too. While Tory policies in housing are simply sell our council homes to big developers and make sure they can sell those houses with exorbitant prices. Our job is not done yet, we will implement the Land Value Tax which will ensure unused and underused land will be open to more housing projects, more houses do mean more affordable housing but a Tory senate will only obstruct our actions and bring dysfunction to our country. A Labour senate will be cooperative and will place checks on our government. 

 

Those who want to speak about crime: Under Tories, we have seen them gutting our police force, went to a reduction in police numbers by 10 thousand. That has had a tremendous effect in our communities across the country, an increase in crime, vandalism and frankly made people feel not safe in their own community. That was the biggest effect of Tory austerity in policing, you just didn’t feel safe in your home, in your streets. As their workload increased, Tories handed our hard working police officers an effective pay cut to their salaries because they wanted to cut taxes for their rich donors.  Since we have came in to the government, we have hired 20 thousand police officers and made sure they have got their fair share of pay, we respect our police and we show it with actions, by reducing their workload and by making sure they are paid in a fair manner. Electing a Tory senate will obstruct our agenda and Tories will push for cuts in our security services. Tories only respect our police officers in words, their actions show an active contempt for our policemen and women. 

 

To those who want to talk about income: Tories increased the VAT and this has had a tremendous effect on household incomes, suddenly every single purchase you made was more expensive and you had less money to save, invest and pay the bills. Tories also froze public sector pay and handing our workers an effective pay cut over the VAT increases. Under Labour, we have pledged to freeze the VAT and we have increased public sector pay. We will increase the national minimum wage and ensure minimum wage decisions in this country are not politicised anymore. 

 

Sylviane Jaubert MP
MP for Cynon Valley

Formerly as The Rt Hon Ariadne "Ari" Suchet MP
Former Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party

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Macmillan
(@dylan-macmillan)
MP for North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 560
24/07/2019 11:52 pm  

Leaflet in lieu of campaigning:

Front:

Back:

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition (2014-16)

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Novice (25)
Media Experience: Experienced (62)
Policy Experience: Novice (29)


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