Article: Oct 8, 2021
As seats begin to elect new Parliamentary election candidates, now's the time to get your stationary stocked up.
After requests from a number of new candidates, we've worked with Election Workshop to put together a fantastic deal to ensure your candidate has a well stocked supply of letterheads for responding to casework.
Article: Oct 6, 2021
This Autumn, we say goodbye to Isabelle Parasram, our Vice President responsible for working with ethnic minority communities.
Isabelle has been a tremendous advocate, leader and example in the Party and she will be greatly missed. We wish her all the best in her new role as Chief Executive of Social Value UK, which has led to her making the difficult decision to step back from the demands of the Vice Presidential role.
Article: Oct 5, 2021
The Federal Communications and Elections Committee met this week to discuss some key challenges and opportunities ahead for the Pary.
The Campaign Innovation Fund team, supported by ALDC and others, presented to us on the results of a set of experiments conducted to test what does, and doesn't, help us win campaigns.
Article: Oct 4, 2021By Jane Carr
Nazir risked his life working with the British Forces in Afghanistan as an interpreter from 2009 - 2012.
In 2021, he and his family were forced to leave behind their former lives in Kabul for fear of Taliban retaliation against him and his loved ones.
He can't show his face in interviews because it would endanger his relatives who were left behind.
Article: Oct 4, 2021
The President's award
The President's award seeks to recognise people for their hard work, long service, and demonstrable dedication to the party, at whatever level.
This year's winner is Cllr Mel Allcott.
Mel first stood for election to the City Council in 2014 where she received 794 votes, 250 short of the winner. She stood again in the area in 2015 and 2016, increasing her vote share each time, and in 2019, in a by-election, she finally won with 1,307 votes. A fantastic achievement after 6 years of tenacious campaigning, always listening to the voters and focusing on the issues that mattered to them.
Article: Oct 2, 2021
October is Black History Month - an opportunity to celebrate the enormous contributions that Black people have made across our country.
From Mary Prince to Paul Stephenson, so many Black pioneers have transformed our society's cultural and political landscapes. We owe a great debt to everything they have achieved.
Article: Oct 1, 2021
With COP just weeks away, the Prime Minister has been urging countries to announce meaningful cuts to emissions.
But his speech hides something entirely different. His Government are failing to make progress on cutting emissions and are instead going backwards.
1. Tree planting humiliation
In the 2019 election the Conservatives promised to plant 30,000 hectares of trees a year by 2024. But rather than increasing they're actually going backwards.
Article: Oct 1, 2021
Yesterday, there were 6 local council by-elections. Here are the results so far! We are super happy to announce a successful gain from the Conservatives in the Peak District and made some excellent progress in Sunderland and West Suffolk!
We have always been the party of communities and we're so proud of our local activists standing up for people across the country!
Article: Sep 29, 2021
Questions 1-3 are on a similar topic so have been grouped together, they were also answered orally during Conference.
Q1. Submitted by Prue Bray
I like the disciplinary proposals, but the system still does not deal satisfactorily with complaints about councillors. Will you discuss this with local government representatives?
Article: Sep 27, 2021
Your email open rates are about go up - and this is a problem (sorry!)
Yesterday, Apple released iOS15, the latest version of their operating system for iPhones and iPads.
In that is a new feature called "Mail Privacy Protection". (MPP)
It's a very sensible and reasonable change that will improve your online experience and privacy and is something to be welcomed.