Think the three peaks challenge but for Labour seats and a Labour victory in 2015.
The 3 seats challenge is a series of fun campaign roadtrips inspired by Richard Angell (director of Progress), Alex Baker (NEC rep, Cooperative party), Bex Bailey (NEC Youth rep) and James Asser (chair, Socialist Societies executive) to help #LabourDoorstep for three Labour candidates in a weekend.
There are two rules: All party members are welcome and everyone should try and keep it fun!
We aim to do a three seat challenge at least once a month. So far we have done:
January: Hove, Crawley and Ilford North; engaged 51 activists; 133 volunteer hours and made 1504 contacts
February: Finchley and Golders Green, Hendon and Harrow East; engaged 61 activists; 157 volunteer hours and made 950 contacts
March: Swindon North (Mark Dempsey), Swindon South (Anne Snelgrove) and Reading West (Victoria Groulef); engaged 33 activists; 60 volunteer hours.
April: Watford (Matthew Turmaine), Milton Keynes South (Andrew Pakes) and both Northampton North (Sally Keeble) and Northampton South (Kevin McKeever); engaged 30 activists; 95 volunteer hours.
May: Lincoln (Lucy Rigby), Peterborough (Lisa Forbes) and Stevenage (Sharon Taylor); engaged 27 activists; 63 volunteer hours. Most importantly, #Lab3seats was joined in Lincoln by chief whip, Rosie Winterton.
June: Norwich North (Jessica Asato), Great Yarmouth (Lara Norris) and Waveney (Bob Blizzard); engaged 31 activists; 95 volunteer hours, 431contacts made.
July: Chatham and Aylesford (Tristan Osborne), Dover and Deal (Clair Hawkins) and Hasting and Rye (Sarah Owen); engaged 32 activists; 89 volunteer hours, 653 contacts made.
July special: #LabourMums visited Carlisle (Lee Sheriff) and Morecambe (Amina Lone); engaged 25 activists, 124 volunteer hours, 680 contacts made and 2500 leaflets delivered.
August: Hove (Peter Kyle), Brighton Pavilion (Purna Sen) and Brighton Kemptown (Nancy Platts); engaged 42 activists; 130 volunteer hours, 800 plus contacts made.
September: Warwick and Leamington (Lynnette Kelly), Nuneaton (Victoria Fowler) and Rugby (Claire Edwards); engaged 35 activists; 90 volunteer hours, 800 contacts made.
October: Rochester and Strood (by-election: Naushabah Khan); engaged 26 activists; 98 volunteer hours, 796 plus contacts made.
November: Harlow (Suzy Stride), Enfield North (Joan Ryan) and Hornsey and Wood Green (Catherine West)
December: Loughbrough, (Matthew O’Callaghan), Bedford (Patrick Hall) and Stevenage (Sharon Taylor)
January: Bury North (James Frith), Manchester Withington (Jeff Smith) and High Peak (Caitlin Bisknell)
February: Battersea (Will Martindale), Croydon Central (Sarah Jones) and Crawley (Chris Oxlade)
Morecambe & Lunesdale (Amina Lone), Lancaster & Fleetwood (Cat Smith) and Blackpool & Cleveleys (Sam Rushworth)
Thurrock (Polly Billington), South Basildon and East Thurrock (Mike Le-Surf) and Ipswich (David Ellesmere)
During the February half term (15-21 February 2015) Lab3seats partnered with Progress on the Lab3seats tour. Each day a new challenge in a new region and two challenges simultaneously in Wales. Find out more here.
March: Rossendale and Darwen (Will Straw), Burnley (Julie Cooper) and Pendle (Azhar Ali)
A special thanks should go to all the volunteers who make these events happen.