Tessa’s triple seats challenge

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Lab3seats founder Richard Angell talks exclusively to Tessa Jowell MP at the end of her first #TessaTriple

As 2013 was coming to an end a group of friends and I were sitting discussing life and one mutual friend’s recent achievement. They had just completed the three peaks challenge, a slightly barmy activity where people climb the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours. ‘Imagine if there was a Labour doorstep version’, we joked. The laughing soon stopped and in early 2014 we organised the first of what has become a regular occasion. Not only has #Lab3seats – as it has become known – become a regular part of the Progress calendar as we near the election, many others have taken up the idea. Both Young Labour and Dan Jarvis MP have done their own three-seat challenges.

One year on from the initial challenge and Tessa Jowell is following suit in what Twitter has dubbed a #TessaTriple. I talk to her about why she decided to take up the idea of the three seats challenge? ‘I think three seats is what you can do in a day while giving a good chunk of time to each constituency and it is a very good way of engaging people who perhaps have not got a close relationship with their own constituency; or perhaps living in a Tory constituency, [allowing them] to feel they can be part of the great tidal wave of optimism in the party’. She goes on, ‘it is our contribution to making Ed Miliband the prime minister of our country’. Read the rest of this entry »

Tessa’s tripple seats challenge

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Inspired by Lab3Seats, Tessa Jowell MP is leading from the front for Labour’s 2015 general election push in London by kicking off a series of Three Seat Challenges – leading a team of activists to campaign in three key marginal seats on the same day.

Tessa’s first campaign day is on Sunday 18 January, and she would like to invite you to join her – she’ll be in key marginals Enfield North, Hornsey and Wood Green, and Hampstead and Kilburn. If you can make all or even just part of the day you’d be very welcome – RSVP to Pete Robbins 07734 882363 peterobbins@tessajowell.com 

Sunday 18 January 2015:

Meet 10.30am – Enfield Chase rail station

1. Enfield North – campaigning for Joan Ryan PPC
Meet 10.30am – Enfield Chase rail station

TRAVEL – 12.30 train from Enfield Chase to Alexandra Palace (arrive 12.42). Sandwich lunch provided on the train!

2. Hornsey and Wood Green – campaigning for Catherine West PPC
Meet 1pm – Alexandra Palace rail station

TRAVEL – 14.57 train from Alexandra Palace to Finsbury Park, then tube to Belsize Park.

3. Hampstead and Kilburn – campaigning for Tulip Siddiq PPC
Meet 3.30pm – Belsize Park tube station

POST-CAMPAIGNING DRINKS (from 5pm)

RSVP here.