Three cheers for Dan Jarvis, who completed his own Labour Three Seat Challenge in Brighton & Hove this week. This follows the official Lab3seats visit where the team made 800 contacts and the a simuilar visit organised by Young Labour.
The seats are 19th, 25th and 28th on Labour’s target list respectively and we won all of them the last time we went from opposition into government. We need to do the same thing next year to get Ed Miliband into Downing Street.
Dan, who is leading Labour’s First World War commemorations, went one step further and squeezed in three local visits – a cup of tea with organisers from local the Royal British Legion, a visit to Blind Veterans UK’s Brighton centre, and a meeting with members from all three Brighton CLPs in the evening. Read the rest of this entry »
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Medalists: The core campaigners who visited Hove, Brighton Pavilion and Brighton Kemptown as part of the Brighton and Hove #Lab3seats challenge on Saturday 16 August 2014.
The highlights: The Brighton and Hove challenge visited Hove (Peter Kyle), Brighton Pavilion (Purna Sen) and Brighton Kemptown (Nancy Platts); engaged 42 activists; 130 volunteer hours, 800 plus contacts made.
Young Labour activists from Harrow and Brighton and Hove joined forces this weekend for our very own three seat challenge. We had Young Labour members pounding the pavements of Pavilion, Kemptown and Hove – all crucial marginal seats – to spread the word together. The weekend was a triumph. It cemented a partnership between Harrow and Brighton and Hove Young Labour groups which began in April with a joint campaign weekend in Harrow. Since becoming sister clubs, both Brighton and Hove and Harrow Young Labour have gone from strength to strength. The excitement of meeting other like-minded activists and thetogetherness of eating, sleeping and campaigning together simply cannot be beaten. We thoroughly recommend that other Young Labour clubs join forces to replicate activities such as the Labour Three Seat Challenge that engage young people and take the fight to the Tories. Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday 16 August 2014
09.17: Train from Victoria station to Hove station
(If you need help with the cost of travel please get in touch. We have received donations to help cover the costs.)
10.15: Meet in Hove (meet Hove train station)
10.30: On the #LabourDoorstep for Pete Kyle (PPC for Hove)
(Hove CLP are kindly providing a packed lunch)
12.15: Hit the road to Brighton Pavilion (meet Stanmer Park Tavern, 292 Ditchling Road, Fiveways, Brighton, BN1 6JG)
13.00: On the #LabourDoorstep for Purna Sen (PPC for Brighton Pavilion)
14.45: Hit the road to Brighton Kemptown (meet 5A the Ridgeway Woodingdean BN2 6PE)
15.15: On the #LabourDoorstep for Nancy Platts (PPC for Brighton Kemptown)
17.00: Food and refreshments being organised by the two Brighton CLPs. People can head back home/to London in their own time.