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Post materials here. You can only post materials in your targetted constituencies. Please specify constituency (or constituencies) you are posting materials in. You can use the same materials in each targeted constituency.

Leaflet/Billboard - £10,000 (per constituency)

Visit (with speech, mainstreeting, or canvassing) - £5,000 (per constituency)

Lib Dem targets (as of Saturday)

  • Cambridge
  • Sutton and Cheam
  • Ross, Skye and Lochaber
  • North Devon
  • Cardiff Central

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Meredith Hansen-Charles
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Mainstreaming in all constituencies: £25,000

 

MHC joined the local candidate and campaigners in [Constituency Name] to mainstreet. During the day she spoke to many voters:

  • In 2010, we decided that the stability of the country was the most important thing to focus on and we committed to the coalition in order to bring public spending under control, so that we didn’t go over the cliff edge in economic uncertainty. We asked you all make sacrifice, and I accept that those sacrifices have hurt, but now with the economy showing signs on improvement I want the Government to start investing again, so our schools and hospitals are properly funded, that our roads are repaired and that we can provide a decent welfare system.
  • We want an education system that puts children first, that’s why we introduced the Pupil Premium which invests money directly into schools to help the most disadvantaged students and that is why we will expand that over the next Parliament investing £5 billion more into education.
  • It was the Liberal Democrats that introduced the increased personal income tax allowance meaning you keep more of you salary each month, that is what we can achieve in Government and that is why we’re counting on your support on election day.

 

Billboard in each constituency: £50,000

Image of a primary school classroom with children and their teacher smiling and happy.

Overlaid with text: “Putting Children First - An Education System For All”

Lib Dem logo in top right corner

Meredith Hansen-Charles
Cambridge
Secretary of State for Education
Minister for Women and Equalities

"Meredith Hansen-Charles...is a deity" - Kandler/The Times


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General Goose
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Mainstreaming in all constituencies - £25,000

Graham Adiputera joined the local candidate and activists in [constituency name] to mainstreet. During the day he talked to many voters.

  • The Liberal Democrats will get the budget back on track by fighting tax evasion, closing tax loopholes, changing the culture of how Westminster spends your money, and addressing the root causes of high benefit bills such as unemployment and poor health. We will not, unlike the Tories, balance the books on the backs of the least well-off and engage in penny-wise pound-foolish accounting tricks like slashing investment as a gimmick to make the books balance. And unlike Labour, we will not be distracted or tempted by ideological posturing, instead governing transparently and with a focus on evidence and end results. We have a totally different style to governing than the two main parties, and it shows in our track record of fiscal responsibility.
  • We will invest in the economy, using capital spending to set our future economic prospects on a far more sustainable path - including a green economy push, considerable investment in technology and culture, and investment in housebuilding and rural and left-behind communities. We will expand the pupil premium, use a penny on the pound in income tax to fix the health and social care funding crisis, and expand the tax free personal allowance. 
  • Two party politics is broken and our democracy is hurtling towards crisis. The Conservative Party is tainted by the Cambel-Saxon premiership, and Dylan Macmillan has both abandoned his earlier commitment to Lords reform and walked out of coalition negotiations without even giving us the counter-offer that he promised. The Labour Party leader said "who cares?" when a political opponent died, and is hopelessly internally divided. We need proportional representation, an elected upper chamber, and an end to two party politics. Only the Lib Dems offer that. 

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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General Goose
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Mainstreeting in all constituencies - £25,000

Graham Adiputera joined the local candidate and activists in [constituency name] to mainstreet. During the day he talked to many voters.

  • We will be unveiling an ambitious housebuilding initiative, to fix the housing crisis facing our nation and restore the promise of everyone being able to count on a roof over their heads. Our homebuilding target will be 300,000 per year, and we will mobilise funding and resources to fill any shortfall the market can't keep. We will give local authorities more options to build houses, provide grants and tax cuts to companies that build houses where they are needed most, build at least ten new garden cities, and increase taxes on homes bought by investment companies that are left empty. We will also strengthen the rights of tenants, create a Homelessness Action Fund, and repeal the pre-Victorian law that criminalises rough sleeping. 
  • As liberals, we are a unique voice in British politics in decentralising power wherever possible and giving ordinary people more control over their lives. We will repeal outdated and Orwellian laws, enact new civil liberties legislation to defend vital freedoms that both of the other main parties have treated as expendable, continue standing up for equal rights, and be tireless advocates for giving more funds and more control over decisions to the people actually affected by them - both in big corporate structures and in how government functions. 
  • The two main parties have failed. The Conservatives are guilty of scandal after scandal, are divided on Europe, and their leader has walked back on his previous support for an elected upper chamber the moment it became electorally inconvenient. Labour is torn apart by internal struggles over the very foundations of its economic and national security policies. Parties like Plaid Cymru, UKIP, and the SNP scapegoat a union - of whatever kind - instead of exploring nuance. The Liberal Democrats are the adults in the room, simultaneously providing responsible governance and a bold liberal reforming agenda. 

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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Meredith Hansen-Charles
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Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 106
 

Meredith Hansen-Charles joined candidates and activists in [Constituency Name] to mainstreet. She discussed a variety of topics, here some excerpts of what she said:

 

  • Politics in Britain is broken, for too long the culture of sleaze, leaking and deception has been allowed to fester, and I accept part of the blame as a Westminster MP, but we have to get serious about tackling it and my time in Government has only strengthened my resolve in getting to the bottom of this problem. I want our politics to be bold, transparent and visionary where we all have a say not just those who are connected. I want a National Register of Lobbyists, so each and everyone of you can see who your MP is meeting with and being influenced by, I want to empower local communities to take the decisions that affect them, I want true reform to how we elect our MPs so we all have to work harder for your vote, not just relying on hundreds of safe seats and only fighting a handful of marginals, and I want unelected politicians out of politics all together - the Prime Minister was once committed to this but now he’s been scared by his backbenchers. Give him and the Conservatives a message loud and clear this election that enough is enough.
  • Our NHS is at breaking point, and has been for too long. It’s often said that money is not the problem, but I say money is pretty good place to start. I want our NHS to be the world class health service that we know it is and can be, and I want it to have more money. So, the Liberal Democrats propose a small contribution from everyone, a 1% increase in income tax allowance - only 1p - that will raised £6 billion that can be invested directly into the NHS. Alongside commitments to invest more money this will be vital investment for our NHS.
  • We have a housing crisis in our country, where so many of us are looking for that first step on the property ladder and it is vital we get to grips with it. We’re proposing new legislation that will give our construction industry a kickstart and push it into overdrive to get our country building again. We’ll provide the tools and incentives to businesses and local councils to deliver houses, including increased grants and support to councils, and tax relief to construction companies, all tied in with ambitious, long term house building plans that will set us on the path to fulfilling the dream and right of affordable and secure homes.

Meredith Hansen-Charles
Cambridge
Secretary of State for Education
Minister for Women and Equalities

"Meredith Hansen-Charles...is a deity" - Kandler/The Times


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Meredith Hansen-Charles
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Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 106
 

Above from MHC was mainstreaming in all constituencies £25,000

Meredith Hansen-Charles
Cambridge
Secretary of State for Education
Minister for Women and Equalities

"Meredith Hansen-Charles...is a deity" - Kandler/The Times


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Meredith Hansen-Charles
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Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 106
 

After mainstreaming in [Constituency Name] Meredith Hansen-Charles joined candidates and activists in canvassing. £25,000

 

Opening line: Good morning/afternoon/evening, my name is Meredith Hansen-Charles and I campaigning on behalf of [Candidate Name], can we count on your support in the upcoming General Election?

 

If no: Thank you for your time

 

If yes: That’s great, thank you for your support it is very much appreciated. Would you like to help out in our campaign, maybe putting up a poster and knocking on doors?

 

If maybe: The Liberal Democrats took the decision to put the country first when we went into Government and we learnt some hard lessons, but we also did great work by increasing the personal income tax allowances, delivering same-sex marriage and the pupil premium. We want to continue the work we started and need your support.

 

If maybe, but they mention tuition fees: That was a tough decision for us, and I understand why you are upset about that decision. The Conservatives wanted to eliminate the cap altogether and cut funding for students completely, we stopped them from doing that and made sure that repayments are fair and sustainable and we want to increase that threshold up to £25,000.

 

If maybe, but worried about a Labour Government: By ensuring that we have a large number of Lib Dem MPs in Parliament we can ensure that we hold both parties back from heading to the extremes. We’re committed to good Government and we will never support hard left politics.

 

If maybe, but say we’re Tory-lite: The Conservatives are trying to copy our policy, it was the Lib Dems that delivered the income tax allowance increase, same-sex married and the pupil premium, so it is the Conservatives that are copying us. We’ve tempered their worst excesses in a time when they wanted to make drastic spending cuts, we stopped them for doing that.

Meredith Hansen-Charles
Cambridge
Secretary of State for Education
Minister for Women and Equalities

"Meredith Hansen-Charles...is a deity" - Kandler/The Times


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General Goose
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Speech in all five constituencies - £25,000

The Liberal Democrats will provide smart, pragmatic fiscal leadership in government. We will, in our manifesto, unveil a plan to get the budget back on track by addressing the root causes of high benefit bills, by addressing tax evasion, by ending loopholes and tax subsidies for industries that don't need it, by cutting wasteful spending and administrative overspend. We will increase the income tax allowance, increase the pupil premium, provide a penny on the pound in income tax to pay for the NHS, and embark on a bold new industrial strategy that invests in technology, green jobs, green energy, and all communities throughout this country. We will fight for opportunity, for community, for liberty, at every stage.

And we will do it governed by two fiscal rules. One, we will seek to run a cyclically adjusted current budget surplus by 2017. No more borrowing for day to day spending. Instead, we will use borrowing only to respond to crises, and economic shocks, and invest in the future productive capacity and resilience of this nation. It is a false economy, as the Tories suggest, to say we should get the deficit under control by cutting the very investment that enables future growth - just as it is a false economy, as Labour often do, to forget that deficits matter. And our second rule is simple - from 2017, we will bring debt down as a share of GDP.

And it is interesting to note that both parties are accepting the logic of Liberal Democrat policies. The Tories are now taking credit for the tax-free personal allowance and the pensions triple lock. Labour are trying to proclaim themselves as liberal trailblazers on justice, on constitutional reform, on equality and inclusivity, despite their mixed record in government. Make no mistake - if you want a sensible and reforming politics, vote Liberal Democrat! 

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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General Goose
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After mainstreaming in [Constituency Name] Graham Adiputera joined candidates and activists in canvassing. £25,000

 

Opening line: Good morning/afternoon/evening. Thanks for answering the door. My name is Graham Adiputera, and I'm here today campaigning on behalf of [Candidate Name], your local candidate for [constituency name]. I was wondering if we could count on your support in the General Election?

If no: Have a good day, thank you for your time.

If yes: Wonderful to hear. Your support is very much appreciated. Would you be willing to help out in the campaign at all? A poster in the window, small donations, delivering some leaflets, knocking on doors, helping get out the vote? It's very flexible. 

If maybe: The Liberal Democrats put country before party when we went into Government and though we learnt some difficult lessons, we also did great work by increasing the personal income tax allowances, delivering the pupil premium, placing a triple lock on pensions, and supporting equality and liberty for all. With your support, we can continue that work, and bring sensible, non-ideological, reform to British politics. 

If maybe, but they mention tuition fees: That was a tough decision, and we totally understand why you're upset and disappointed. The Conservatives wanted to eliminate the cap altogether - using a report Labour commissioned as justification - but we stopped them from doing that and made sure there were no upfront fees and you only have to pay back fees once above a certain income level. We want to increase that threshold up to £25,000 and provide more support to students via increasing maintenance grants and further reforms of the system to help part-time, post-graduate and technical and vocational students. 

If maybe, but worried about a Labour Government: A strong Lib Dem presence in government will hold to account and moderate the extremes in both parties. We won't stand for the more ideological and divisive nonsense of the hard left of Labour. We'll make sure any government focuses on sustainable deficit reduction, providing a good environment for business, and avoiding unfair tax hikes. 

If maybe, but say we’re Tory-lite: It was the Lib Dems who held back the worst excesses of the Tory hard right, that delivered the income tax allowance increase, that legalised same-sex marriage, promoted access to childcare and school meals, that introduced the pupil premium, that invested in green energy and fighting climate change. It was us who demanded they take stock of their cuts and demanded reform at the apex of the Cambel-Saxon scandal. We compromised to deliver a stable government - and to avoid an early general election where they likely would have won an outright majority, and then done all kinds of awful things - but we never gave up our core principles. 

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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Meredith Hansen-Charles
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Posts: 106
 

Target seat changes

Cambridge changed to Oxford West and Abingdon

North Devon changed to South East Cornwall

Ross, Skye and Lochaber changed to Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

Meredith Hansen-Charles
Cambridge
Secretary of State for Education
Minister for Women and Equalities

"Meredith Hansen-Charles...is a deity" - Kandler/The Times


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Meredith Hansen-Charles
(@mhc)
Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 106
 

Mainstreeting: £25,000

 

Meredith Hansen-Charles joined candidates and activists in [Constituency Name] for mainstreeting, here are some accounts of what she said:

 

  • Our politics is broken. Our politics is overcentralised and unrepresentative with a complete lack of transparency and openness. Our Parliament is unrepresentative of the British electorate, we have an unelected House of Lords, and local government is dictated to by central government. It is no wonder why so many people feel anger at the political class when they feel they have no effective way of making their concerns and priorities known.
  • We are passionate about reforming politics and empowering local communities, we can begin that be passing true electoral reform, getting rid of the unelected House of Lords and breaking the strangle hold Westminster has over all aspects of decision making. I want local communities to decide more about how to improve their local areas.
  • I also want to give local councils much stronger powers to protect their local high streets and communities, by enabling them to limit the number of betting shops licensed in one areas and with that to empower them to cap the amount fixed odds betting gambling terminals can charge.
  • We Lib Dems trust our nation’s villages, towns and cities and we think they deserve the respect to make decisions for their own communities.

Meredith Hansen-Charles
Cambridge
Secretary of State for Education
Minister for Women and Equalities

"Meredith Hansen-Charles...is a deity" - Kandler/The Times


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Meredith Hansen-Charles
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Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 106
 

Mainstreeting in South East Cornwall - £5,000

 

Meredith Hansen-Charles joined the local candidate and activists in South East Cornwall for mainstreeting, here are some accounts of what she said:

 

  • You’ve been let down by your Conservative MP, and you deserve an MP that will put your interests first. We lost your trust in 2010 and you elected Mary Cambel, and her subsequent actions led to a political scandal that has proven to us all how broken our politics is. We want to ensure the people of South East Cornwall are properly represented in Westminster, that they don’t have to suffer an MP riven by scandal and forced to resign.
  • We want to deliver a new type of politics, driven by the duty to represent our constituents and securing Britain’s future, not a politics driven by the age old fights between the Conservatives and Labour party. The Lib Dems have set out a bold vision for our country’s future with a comprehensive set of policies, we’re ready to get back to work, policies that Labour and Conservatives seem quite happy to pass off as their own, but it only shows that we’re the real driving force pushing forward good policy.
  • Our vision for Britain’s future involves bold thinking that gets to the root of the problems we face, by investing directly into the NHS and education, making our immigration system work and bringing the deficit down in a sustainable and fair way. We have a proven track record over delivering in Government and we need your support to keep it going.

Meredith Hansen-Charles
Cambridge
Secretary of State for Education
Minister for Women and Equalities

"Meredith Hansen-Charles...is a deity" - Kandler/The Times


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Meredith Hansen-Charles
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Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 106
 

Mainstreeting in Oxford West and Abingdon: £5,000

 

Meredith Hansen-Charles joined the local candidate, Layla Moran, and activists in Oxford West and Abingdon for mainstreeting, here are some accounts of what she said:

 

  • Education is the great equaliser, and a good education can set our children up for a great future. The Lib Dems have always been passionate supporters of good quality education, and your Lib Dem candidate knows how important education is. As a teacher Layla has been dedicated to shaping our children’s future and with her voice in Parliament we will be keep fighting for stronger education.
  • We want to expand the pupil premium that we introduced in Government, it has been a massive success in providing money for the most disadvantaged children. It is a national embarrassment that children from the poorest families leave primary school years behind children from the richest families. Family wealth should never the deciding factor of the type of education you receive, that is why we will invest more money through the pupil premium.
  • We also recognise the trust we lost with tuition fees, it was a difficult decision to take but we made sure that the repayment scheme was fair when the Conservatives wanted to eliminate the cap altogether meaning students could be paying untold amounts. With the repayment scheme, we want to increase it £25,000 before you pay anything back, making the system fairer for all students.

Meredith Hansen-Charles
Cambridge
Secretary of State for Education
Minister for Women and Equalities

"Meredith Hansen-Charles...is a deity" - Kandler/The Times


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Meredith Hansen-Charles
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Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 106
 

2 x Billboard in each constituency: £100,000

 

Billboard 1:

Image of a primary school classroom with children and their teacher smiling and happy.

Overlaid with text: “Putting Children First - An Education System For All”

Lib Dem logo in top right corner

 

Billboard 2:

Background image: construction workers building a new home

Overlaid text: The Liberal Democrats will get housebuilding on track

Slogan at bottom: Demand Better, Vote Liberal Democrat

Lib Dem logo in top right hand corner

Meredith Hansen-Charles
Cambridge
Secretary of State for Education
Minister for Women and Equalities

"Meredith Hansen-Charles...is a deity" - Kandler/The Times


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Meredith Hansen-Charles
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Posts: 106
 

Leaflet in all constituencies: £50,000

 

Front page:

Picture of Candidate

Candidate name

Lib dem logo in top right corner

Slogan at bottom: Securing Britain’s Future

 

Back page:

 

Dear voter,

 

On [election date] you have the chance to secure Britain’s future and to put in place a new vision for our country. A vision built on openness, fairness and tolerance, where everyone has the chance to succeed.

 

In Government, the Liberal Democrats have been tireless advocated for sensible, evidence-based policy that is aimed solely at making life better in the UK. Policies like the pupil premium that has invested billions into education, policies like same-sex marriage, policies like investment into renewable energy.

 

We are committed to a politics that works for everyone, and we need your support on election.

 

On election day, vote to secure Britain’s future. Vote Liberal Democrat.

Meredith Hansen-Charles
Cambridge
Secretary of State for Education
Minister for Women and Equalities

"Meredith Hansen-Charles...is a deity" - Kandler/The Times


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