Oxfordshire Green Party Training Day

Come and learn how to win the May 2016 council elections for the Green Party. Learn from James Burn how the West Midlands Green Party wins. Hear how our councilors got elected and meet the candidates. Learn election campaigning skills, from door knocking to making videos


Time Topic
10:45 Registration
11:00 Welcome by Sarah Wood, Chair Oxfordshire Green Party

Local political issues in the 2016 campaign, by Councillor David Williams

Hear from our Green councillors what they are doing for us, and why we need to get more elected.


Target to win by James Burn, West Midlands Green Party

James Burn will show us how the Solihull Green Party has gone from one Green councillor to more than we have in Oxford in just a few years, by following the target-to-win strategy of the West Midlands Green Party.


Door knocking role play

James Burn will lead a session where we practice on each other how to listen to voters on the doorstep.

13:00 Bring and share lunch

60 second surveys

We will all go out to deliver 60 second survey forms, to find out the issues that concern local voters.


Analysing data, led by David Newman, Elections co-ordinator.

Come back and pick out the top issues, while listening to an overview of how we use data for our election campaigns.

14:50 Parallel sessions 1

Video 1

Practice being interviewed, or making your own campaign videos.

Side room

Writing for the media

Learn how to write press releases and letters to newspapers that get published.

By screen Data-driven campaigning
Far wall How to start local campaigns and run events
15:20 Tea break
15:30 Parallel sessions 2
Stage Video 2
Side room Writing for the media continues
By screen Online campaigning (social media and the web)
Far wall Designing, producing and delivering good leaflets
16:00 How I got elected, by Councillor Elise Benjamin

Meet the candidates

Talk to our newly selected council candidates, ask them questions, then sit down to work out how you can help them get elected.


Closing speech by David Newman, Elections Co-ordinator

What you can do next, including action days and follow-up training.

Sign up now for the training day, we only have room for 100.

Remember to bring something to share for lunch. We will provide tea, coffee and milk.

If coming from outside Oxford, the number 3 bus goes from the train station and the centre of Oxford to Rose Hill, passing the end of Cornwallis Road.

November 01, 2015 at 10:45am - 5pm
Florence Park Community Centre
Cornwallis Rd
Oxford OX4 3NH
United Kingdom
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