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Our local key seat needs you!

The Twinning Weekend 10 – 13 April

As we move in to the final weeks of the campaign, the work we do on the ground in our Key Seats becomes more and more crucial. These are the seats that will determine whether or not we have a Labour government on May 8th – the stakes couldn’t be higher. That’s why we’re having a national campaign weekend, running this Friday to Monday, dedicated to twinning, in which we’re asking everyone to campaign in their twinned key seat.

 Read on for details of this weekend's campaigning, Exeter hustings and how to join the audience of broadcast debates......

Exeter Labour Party
Hi All,

Garden Stakes in Mincinglake

Campaigning Sessions
Saturday 11th April - Canvassing with Ben - Meet at 26b Clifton Hill at 10am or alternatively at the Thatch Inn on Exwick Road at 10:30am

There are campaigning sessions throughout the week. On a week day and Saturdays they start at 10:30am from the offices at 26b Clifton Hill. They go on all through the day and into the light evenings so whatever time of the day you can spare a bit of time then come on down.

As well as this, campaign teams are out in their own areas from Alphington to Whipton. They are out at various times so if you would rather meet up locally then please get in touch with the people below:

Alphington - Rachel Purtell - r.purtell@btinternet.com 
Cowick - Paul Bull - paul4cowick@aol.com 
Exwick - Phil Bialyk - philbialyk@googlemail.com 
Heavitree & Whipton - Rosie Denham - denham.rosie@gmail.com 
Mincinglake & Pinhoe - Meg Williams - megan92williams@gmail.com 
Newtown & Polsloe - Richard Westlake - rawestlake@phonecoop.coop 
Priory & St Leonard's - Brenda Lopez - brendallopez@hotmail.com 
St David's & St James - Keith Owen - keithowen41@hotmail.co.uk 
St Thomas -  Hannah Packham - hannah_packham@linuxmail.org

BBC Radio Devon Political Debates
A series of pre-election debates BBC Radio Devon is hosting in the run-up to the election. Each will have a panel representing the Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems, Greens and UKIP. They would like to have a range of people with a range of views to be in the audience and ask questions.

Anyone interested in taking part as an audience member should fill in the attached form and return it to our Politics Reporter jenny.kumah@bbc.co.uk. You can also send questions, responses etc to devonelection@bbc.co.uk at any time between now and May 8.

The future debates include:

EDUCATION - 6.30 pm Tuesday April 7 County Hall, Exeter.  (Deadline April 6)

HEALTH – 6.30pm Thursday April 9 in Plymouth, venue to be confirmed (Deadline April 8)

ECONOMY – 6.30pm Monday April 20, venue tbc but likely to be at BBC studios in Plymouth  (Deadline April 17)

Anyone interested in being in the audience for any of these should fill in the form and return it to Jenny as soon as possible.  If you would like to speak to her, she can be reached on 01752 234511.

Express and Echo Hustings
We are delighted to invite you to our public hustings event at the Exeter Corn Exchange on Wednesday April 22nd.  It is designed to be an free, easy and accessible way for people to get a chance to field and hear questions to candidates. All candidates are being invited and we hope all will attend.

Event starts 6.30pm
Interval 7.30pm
Resume 7.50pm.
Close 9pm

Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance via events@dc-media.co.uk and 01392 346734.

General Committee Meetings
The schedule for the forthcoming meetings:
Friday 10th April - There will be no formal GC due to the election campaign. Instead, from 6pm, there will be telephone canvassing at Clifton Hill & doorstep canvassing teams out and about in Newtown and Polsloe. We would encourage as many people as possible to come and help out during the evening. The bar will be open afterwards for an opportunity to unwind. 
May - tbc but likely to be cancelled due to election/post-election
Friday 5th June at 7.30pm
Friday 10th July at 7.30pm AGM followed by short GC (please note this will be on the 2nd Friday of the month not 3rd July to allow time for preparation of the CLP Annual Report)

Cheers,

Dom

Promoted by Dom Collins, 26b Clifton Hill, Exeter, EX1 2DJ on behalf of Ben Bradshaw, 26b Clifton Hill, Exeter, EX1 2DJ,ben4exeter@gmail.com

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