I’ve been engaged in three long days of door-to-door leafleting in the Ashfield constituency, and I thank four supporters warmly for all the efforts they made alongside me. Two people travelled 150+ miles to join us. More on leafleting tomorrow.
Ian Young has decided to withdraw as the J4MB candidate for the Sherwood constituency, citing personal reasons. We were sorry to learn of his decision, we thank him for all his contributions to the campaigning in the three constituencies, and we wish him and his family our best wishes for the future.
Ian’s decision leaves Ray Barry standing in Broxtowe, and myself in Ashfield.
Our current fundraiser – the last before the general election – had a target of £9,000, mostly to fund A3 leaflets with the J4MB poster of a father and son separating for the final time. We’ve been pleased to note how many people have been putting the posters in their windows. Following Ian’s departure we’ve lowered the target to £6,000. £4,205 has already been donated by generous supporters, leaving £1,795 still to raise.
The ‘appeal to voters’ on the leaflets we want to print with the proceeds from the fundraiser will be rather different to that in the current leaflets – more emotionally impactful, in the final two weeks before polling day. The leaflets will be delivered by the Royal Mail to every household in our two constituencies. We need to maximise our votes on 7 May.
It will be a long five years before the 2020 general election, at which we plan to field 50+ candidates, so let’s get this final push going.
The bottom line? We must raise a minimum of £1,795 in the next 26 hours, so that we can place an order with the printer first thing Tuesday morning. Please enable this key element in our campaign by making a donation here. Thank you.