Jeremy 1 – 0 Johnson
I know I’m biased but I really thought Jeremy Corbyn did very well in the ITV debate with Prime Minister Johnson last night. He made his points well, didn’t ramble and rant like Johnson and answered the questions. Overall he seemed well received by the majority of the studio audience. The Johnson strategy of bringing every question back to Brexit seemed to be increasingly irritating the audience. The HuffPost analysis supports my view as does the YouGov post debate poll.
Fundraiser 30th Nov
We really need the cash to finish the campaign we have planned with a splash – targetted social media videos and large roadside posters. We have been very lucky to get an excellent, and politically committed, band for the night. Coil are an Indy band from Doncaster who perform a mixture of their own compositions and classic rock. They are very good and will raise spirits at our fundraising social on 30th November. This is going to be a brilliant night amongst friends so don’t miss out. Tickets are on sale through your branch agent or me. You may be able to get in by paying at the door on the night but it’s a smallish venue so to be sure get a ticket in advance. Support the cause and have some fun. Poster on Facebook.
The Campaign So Far
We’ve been busy. Produced two leaflets. Designed and printed 30,000 copies of our own leaflet within eight days of selection of our candidate. Many thanks to our member Nick Howarth-Pulleyn for doing the design and to IncDot printers for incredibly fast turnaround. That’s what people do when they are fired with enthusiasm for a just cause. The second leaflet will be delivered by free post to 42,000 households towards the end of the campaign. Our branches have run four Street Stalls and we have held four meet the candidate events for members. The highlight was the very well attended meeting hosted by North Ryedale Branch and featuring a talk on the NHS by Dr. Michael Snee.
Leafletting. Our 30,00 leaflets are batched up, delivery has started but we need a lot of deliverers to get them through letterboxes in the next two weeks. You can take a bundle of around 200 and deliver at a time that suits you or you can team up with other volunteers to go round together. If you can help please urgently contact your Branch Agent, or me.
Filey/Hunmanby – Rosie Adams firstname.lastname@example.org ;
Malton/Norton – John Shipley email@example.com;
Pickering – Alan Avery firstname.lastname@example.org;
Kirkbymoorside – Jill Wells email@example.com
Thirsk, Easingwold – Mark White firstname.lastname@example.org.
Street Stalls. David has been to three already and will be at Easingwold next Friday. Why not go along to one near you and help for half an hour? Click the link for details and map..
Friday 22nd November. Easingwold Market Place. 10.00 am.
Saturday 23th November. Malton Shambles. 10.00 am.
Saturday 30th November. Pickering Market Place. 10.00
Saturday 7th December. Thirsk Market Place. 10.00 am
Hustings. David will be appearing alongside other candidates at hustings across the constituency. We have three of these so far but there may be more. Come along to support David, and of course hear what the others have to say.
Tuesday 26th November. Thirsk, St Mary’s Church. 7.00 pm
Friday 29th November. Kirkbymoorside Methodist Church. 7.00 pm.
Tuesday 3rd December. Husthwaite Village Hall. 7.30. pm.
We have a fourth hustings at Malton School which is for students of the school only. We will be represented at this one by our Youth Officer Emily Ogram.
Door Knocking In Scarborough. Vital that we take this seat from the Tories. See message below from our Candidate Hugo Fearnley. You are urged to go and help whenever you can
‘We are fighting hard every day to win this seat from the Tories and we are catching up in the polls. Every day from now until polling day really counts, and together we can ensure we turn Scarborough & Whitby red and help deliver a transformative Labour government. We are out on the doorstep talking to voters every day with sessions running in Scarborough & Whitby. For the most up to date information on where we are campaigning and how you can get involved, just call our campaign hotline or pop into the office between 10am and 6pm:’
Tel: 07826 179229. The Campaign Office is at: 6 Pavilion Square, Scarborough, YO11 2JN
Door Knocking In York. Equally vital that we hold York Central, Rachael Maskell, and that Anna Perrett takes York Outer from the Tories. There are three or more sessions a day from now until the election, too many to list here but you can find them on the Events Page of our website by extending the Filter. The list for the rest of this week is attached. Members near to York are urged to go and help as much as you can.
The result of this election will determine the way the country is heading for some time. Labour must win to save us from a right wing government subservient to the USA. We urgently need £1,000 to enable us to complete the campaign we have planned. Many thanks to those who have already donated generously. If you haven’t yet you could do it now using this donate button.
Best wishes, Mick Johnston General Election Agent for Thirsk and Malton Constituency Labour Party