The Witney North by-election for Witney North town council is happening on Thursday 29th August.
If you can help Brigitte Hickman - longtime green campaigner and wonderful local person - then please do!
A by-election on August 29th means we have a chance to get a second Green elected to Witney Town Council. Witney North is our target ward for the District Council elections next May, so it is really important that we strengthen our base.
Brigitte Hickman, a former teacher and a founder and director of the Windrush Bike Project, has campaigned actively on many local issues in the 25 years that she has lived in the ward. When elected, she will become the second Green Party town councillor in Witney, joining Andrew Prosser, who was elected in May with the largest share of the vote.
The main action day is Saturday 24th August - but if you can help another time to get in touch. Sign up for one or more shifts below or contact Frances Mortimer to let her know when you can help.
Action Day: Saturday 24 August.10am: arrival, planning and brief training10.30-12.30: door knocking in pairs12.30-1.15: lunch (we will provide a vegetarian lunch)1.15-1.45: brief presentation on polling day action, and looking further ahead in the Target to win campaign1.45 - 3.45: more door-knocking in pairs3.45-4pm: debriefWHENAugust 24, 2019 at 10amWHEREWitney North
85 Farmers Close
Witney, England, Oxfordshire OX28 1NR
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David Newman commented on Elections report July 2019 2019-07-11 18:03:52 +0100The no. of proxy votes has been corrected.
The constitution doesn’t mention wards at all, it mentions districts. It is ambiguous, needing either correction through an amendment or interpretation at a business meeting.
Yesterday there were 2 Green Party councillors serving in Oxfordshire councils. Now there are 9.
For the first time we have Green councillors in Cherwell, the Vale and 5 in South Oxfordshire.Read more
We need more Green councillors in Oxfordshire
Could you follow in the footsteps of our Green Party councillors in Oxford, and stand for election? You could improve the quality of our councils by representing the people and views that the governing parties ignore.
Or you could help organise events and campaigns in your ward. Could you get local people to come out and join the campaign?
In May 2020 there will be elections for 2 councillors in each of the new Oxford City wards, and 1/3 of the counclllors in Cherwell and West Oxfordshire district councils. Then in 2020
We need candidates to start right now, preparing for the elections in 2020. Voters like to vote for people they have heard from over time, rather than those who just turn up in the last few weeks.
We will arrange meet a Green councillors sessions, where you can find out what Green city, town and parish councillors do and how they got elected.
What you need to do to stand as a candidate
Do you want to win, or just to stand? If you just want to give people in your area a chance to vote Green, rather than being forced to vote for another party, you just need to get your name on the ballot paper. On the other hand, if you want to help people as an elected councillor, you need to run a serious campaign as a candidate in a target seat.
There are places where we cannot win in the next election. It takes time to grow the Green Party in a ward until there are enough local supporters to run a campaign to win. In those areas we need a candidate to stand, while a ward organiser can run a few events and campaigns on local issues until the Green Party and the candidate are better known.
All you need to do as a non-target candidate is:
- Get nominated. You need to get 10 voters in your ward to sign a form saying they think you should be allowed to stand. They don't need to vote for you, or be Green supporters. They can be friends, family, or just neighbours.
- Supply a photograph suitable for the web site.
- Write a short election statement for the web site. A bit about yourself, and a bit about what you would do if elected.
If you are interested, sign up on the candidates wanted page.
There are a number of seats where we have won, or came close to winning in the past. If you don't know what a councillor does, take at look at this councillor role description.
Obviously, such a campaign needs more work than just getting nominated. Candidates are expected to take an active role in their election campaign, including:
- join a campaign team, including a campaign manager, and senior roles to manage volunteers, publicity, data and fundraising,
- work with your team to implement a campaign plan,
- talk to hundreds of voters on the doorstep and at other events,
- taking part in campaign team decisions, including campaign messages,
- respond to voters questions and concerns.
Candidates selected for target seats who commit to work hard enough to win will get support from the Oxfordshire Green Party, including guidance, opportunities for training and mentoring, technical support and funding.
We are committed to supporting people stand for election. If you have support needs to allow you to stand for election—from childcare to disability support needs—please discuss these with us soon so we can arrange support. Being in the Green Party means we are committed to work as a team, no one has to do anything alone, we will find a way to help in any aspect of campaigning and when people become Councillors.
£587.00 raisedGOAL: £5,300.00
In 2019 we elected 7 district councillors outside Oxford, thanks to your support. We now have Green councillors working for you in Cherwell, Oxford, South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse as well as in many parish and town councils. Now we need to start campaigning to win more in May 2020. There are elections in West Oxfordshire and Cherwell District. In Oxford City, people will be electing two councillors in each ward on new boundaries. That means our candidates stand a good chance of winning in many more places in Oxford.
To do that we need to campaign all year round. We need to print, design and deliver over a dozen ward newsletters and leaflets in all the wards where we could win. That cost money. To fund such a big campaign, we need to raise £5,300.
Please give whatever you can afford:
- £5 can pay for a canvassing pack to equip a volunteer.
- £15 will print 500 posters for a town.
- £25 pays for a Facebook advertisement.
- £40 pays for mobile phone canvassing for a month.
- £100 pays for 5000 leaflets to get Green supporters to vote.
- £250 will pay for an advertisement in all the free newspapers in Oxfordshire.
- £600 pays for one months work by our staff.
Donate to our fighting fund now. Give a little, or give a lot, whatever you can afford. Thank you.Donate
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Ian Middleton (Kidlington East Ward) needs your help to get elected as a Green Councillor next May.
Without Green and Liberal Democrat councillors there will be virtually no one left to:
HOLD THE CONSERVATIVE-RUN COUNCIL TO ACCOUNT
PROTECT THE GREEN BELT FROM THE HUGE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FILLING THE GAP BETWEEN KIDLINGTON AND OXFORD
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How can I help print and fold the leaflets we deliver to voters in Oxfordshire? How can I get training in operating our printer?A:
We printed and delivered 10,000 leaflets for the Witney by-election on our own Riso printer in October. Between now and 8 June we will need to print thousands of leaflets and posters for our General Election campaigns in Oxfordshire.
To do that, we need volunteers. Thanks to your help, we can reach twice as many households for the same cost. We can print leaflets at 2 p each - as long as we have volunteers trained to run a machine that prints 100 pages/minute.
The printing machine is in the shed of a generous Green Party member, behind 13 Coniston Avenue, Oxford OX3 0AN.
Leave a comment if you need training. An experienced printer operator will show you how to run our printer and folding machine.
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Let's make everyone in Oxfordshire aware of the Green Party. Let's put up posters everywhere where there are elections.
We have small A4 posters you can put in your window, bigger A3 posters for large windows or to put on a garden stake, and some large Green Party boards that can be seen from a distance.
Tick the types of poster you can display, then leave a comment saying how many you need.
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You can help us campaign to win in Oxfordshire by telephoning people. We need people to:
- Invite supporters who have offered to help to come to action days.
- Talk to new members to find out what they would like to do.
- Call voters in places we cannot reach, such as rural villages and blocks of flats, to find out whether they might vote green.
- Ask for regular donations so we can build the party and extend our campaigns.
If you would like to help, even if only for 30 min. each week, please fill in this form to join our virtual call centre.Become a volunteer
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To donate or volunteer click the buttons on the right, or sign up for a Larry for Witney event.
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David Newman canceled their pledge of support 2016-10-14 19:47:11 +0100
The green party has pledged to make britain fairer and less divided. We can do better.
- a rail line to end the A40 gridlock that cripples our economic and social life
- the right housing in the right place: affordable homes that don’t harm the environment
- an end to NHS cuts and hospital closures
- an end to the pointless cruelty of austerity. We should borrow cheaply to invest in schools, children’s centres, day centres, libraries, andmaintain roads and pavements
- a decent rural bus service
- decent prospects for our young people
- a comfortable retirement for our old people
Larry Sanders' priorities
- reduce unemployment and underemployment
- reverse privatisation of the NHS and fund it properly
- make social care free at the point of need
- introduce proportional representation so that all votes count
- ensure the richest individuals and corporations pay their full taxes
- introduce a minimum wage of £10 an hour
- end tuition fees
- restore maintenance grants for students and apprentices
- introducing rent controls to ensure better security for tenants
- invest in renewables and building insulation to fight climate change for the sake of our children and grandchildren
How can we afford this?
The Bank of England has created hundreds of billions of pounds in the last eight years for the banks. We should invest at
least some of this in essential infrastructure and services to create real wealth. This way, we could have a world class quality of life for all citizens.
In Oxfordshire, the Green Party councillors produced an alternative budget that would have protected £7 million investment in the people of Oxfordshire, including rural bus services, all the childrens centres and adult social care, at a cost of 74 p/week increase in council tax. All the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat county councillors voted against the Green budget and for the cuts.
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David Newman commented on 2017 candidate selection ballot 2016-08-02 22:14:57 +0100The Elections Committee doesn’t make the final decisions. But it is tasked with the hard work to evaluate the information collected on each division and make recommendations. Members and supporters can help us find out more about the divisions, from their local knowledge and surveys.
In previous years we have blithely gone up against a really strong Labour or Lib. Dem. campaign for a popular candidate and lost. We need to be smarter than them.
This is a call for candidates to stand for the Green Party at the 2020 elections to councils in Oxfordshire.
We need more Green councillors in Oxfordshire. Could you follow in the footsteps of our Green Party councillors in Oxford, and stand for election? You could improve the quality of our councils by representing the people and views that the governing parties ignore.
If you are at all interested in standing as a candidate, or helping organise a campaign for a candidate, please complete the form below, and the Elections Committee will get back to you with more details.
If you want any more information on what is involved in standing as candidate, please contact the Elections Co-ordinator, David Newman.Become a volunteer
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