Thursday, September 04, 2014 at 07:00 AM
through September 05, 2014
Oxford, United Kingdom
We need lots of helpers on the Carfax by-election day, 4 Sept. 2014. Please take the day off work and come and help.
Ruthi Brandt won Carfax for the Green Party in May. Now that the other councillor has resigned, we have a chance of making Carfax a ward with 2 Green councillors, like St. Mary's.
In May, a lot of students voted for us. On 4th September only the permanent residents and postgraduate students will be around. If we can get them to go to the polls and vote for us, we can win: if not this time, in 2016. But too many people give up on politics, don't vote, and leave it to others. We have to make sure all our supporters get to the polls this time.
We need people on the day to:
- Telephone or visit green voters to remind them to get to their polling station.
(In 2013 we lost a seat by 27 votes when our voters stayed at home.)
- Help voters get to the polls
(from giving lifts to baby sitting).
- Sit outside polling stations smiling at voters and writing down voter numbers.
- Help at our committee rooms
(from making tea and coffee to entering data into computers).
- In the evening, as the ballots are opened, tally the votes
(so we know where people are voting green).
In the weeks leading up to the election, we need people to knock on doors to find Green Party voters, and to deliver leaflets and letters.
Please come to Oxford to help.
When you RSVP below, you will then be sent to a page to indicate your preferences in how you can help. Please complete that page. We will get back to you with specific details about when and where you can help up to and on 4th September.
Friday, September 05, 2014 at 07:30 PM
through September 06, 2014
Friday 5th September
7:30pm-9:30pm: Public meeting on Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War in the Long Room, Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DX; speakers include Richard Baxell, Tom Buchanan, Colin Carritt, Hugh Purcell and Liz Woolley.
Saturday 6th September
12:30pm:Unveiling of a memorial in Bonn Square to the International Brigade volunteers, subject to confirmation; check ‘Events’ on IBMT website.
6:30pm-11pm: Benefit concert for the Oxfordshire Memorial Appeal at the Gladiator Club, 263 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SJ, with Sonia Boué, the Sea Green Singers, John Christie, the cast of “¡No Pasarán!” and Ran Kan Kan; plus free buffet from 6:30-7:30pm. £10 in advance or £13 on the door; for tickets contact: John Haywood, 1 Queens Road, Banbury OX16 0EB (cheques payable to IBMT); tel: 01295 257587.
Richard Scrase backs Covered Market
Last night Richard Scrase, the Green Party candidate for Carfax, backed the Covered Market traders at hustings at Oxford Town Hall.
The Disappearing Voter in Oxfordshire
Councillor David Williams, leader of the Green Group on the County Council, will be presenting a motion to the County Council on the new system of voter registration which is coming into force shortly. Experience elsewhere suggests a loss of registered individuals by as much as 30% in the poorest areas.
Lorries now allowed to go faster on rural roads
The Department for Transport is raising the limit for HGVs on rural single carriageway roads from 40mph to 50mph. David Williams, Green Party leader on Oxfordshire County Council comments: