More Leafleting this weekend plus a recap on previous stalls!

Continuing our successful street stalls & leafleting campaign across the West Midlands

–Please come along & get involved!–

Coventry stalls & leafleting (3 venues so take your pick!) –

Time for all 3 stalls: 11am – 1pm on Saturday 19th

Stall 1 location: Cheylesmore – crossroads of Daventry Road and Quinton Road CV3 5HE.  This will be a mainly ‘Labour Yes’ stall.

More details for this event can be found here on the Facebook event for this stall & also on the Yes to Fairer Votes website

Stall 2 location: Jubilee Crescent (near Tesco store)- Jubilee Crescent, Coventry, West Mids CV6 3EX

More details for this event can be found here on the Facebook event for this stall & also on the Yes to Fairer Votes website

Stall 3 location: Cannon Park shopping centre- Canley, Coventry CV4 7EH. This stall is organised by the team at the University of Warwick Yes to Fairer Votes society

More details for this event can be found here on the Facebook event for this stall

These events are followed by a Campaign Social from 1pm in the Old Shepherd on the Keresley Road CV6 3EX, not far from Jubilee Crescent, to meet up & talk about the next round of events & activities.

For further details & information contact Colin Quinney (Coventry & Warwickshire’s Coordinator) on 07770982870

Kidderminster town centre stall & leafleting  –

Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm on Saturday 19th

Location: outside Kidderminster Town Hall (Coventry Street, Town centre, Kidderminster, DY10 2BL). This stall is organised by the Wyre Forest local Yes To Fairer Votes group.

More details for this event can be found here on the Facebook event for this stall & also on the Yes to Fairer Votes website

Also, just outside of our area on Saturday is “Stoking Up Support in The Potteries”, a large leafleting event in Stoke involving various grass-roots “Yes” groups from the Midlands & North West, to which our Birmingham group are sending a group of extra-keen volunteers!

For more details on “Stoking Up Support” please go to the pages for it on the Yes To Fairer Votes Website & on Facebook

Door knocking & canvassing in Birmingham

Time/Date: 1pm-3pm Sunday 20th March

Led by the team from the University of Birmingham Fairer Votes society,  we will be doing our first session of door-knocking in Selly Oak. We will meet at 1pm at The Goose Pub (561 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6AF) and then split up into small groups to cover the general Bournebrook area.

More details for this event can be found here on it’s Facebook event

And if that lot wasn’t enough local events for you, we’ll be posting even more on here very shortly, including some pretty big events in both Birmingham & Coventry!

–RECENT STALLS & LOCAL PRESS COVERAGE–

Here’s a selection of photos from our many leafleting events during February & early March, where we’ve covered Birmingham, Coventry, Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Tamworth, Kenilworth, Nuneaton & Leamington:

Getting the Yes campaign message out at ground level across the West Midlands!

Also the local campaigns in Warwickshire & Wyre Forest have been getting the attention of the local press (as well as the Birmingham Uni group’s “Youth Says YES” event getting featured on BBC Midlands Today, of course), with the street stalls in Kenilworth & Warwick being featured in an article in the Leamington Observer , as well as the well-supported student “Yes” campaign events at Warwick Uni. This all contrasts with the “top-down” approach displayed by the “No to AV” campaign in the article with their national campaign orchestrated rally, with 4 of the 6 Warwickshire Tory MPs booked to appear having won their seats with less than 50% of the vote too!

While the many benefits of AV may be lost some MPs for various reasons (old sayings about Turkeys voting for Christmas spring to mind!), Kidderminster author & Yes To Fairer Votes supporter John Combe sums up one of the key benefits with this quote he gave the Kidderminster Shuttle newspaper:

“It will make the MP’s work harder because they will have to appeal to the general public more.

“It means an MP will have the support of more than 50 per cent of their constituents so the majority of people would be behind them.”

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