Emily’s First Day on the Doorstep
Emily, alongside top canine campaigner Dan, talks joining the Labour Party, campaigning and her mission to get more young people involved in politics.
I was in Bury when the Boxing Day floods hit in 2015. I’d always been a Labour Party supporter, but it was the passion and dedication of the Labour councillors during the floods that convinced me that this was a movement I wanted to be a part of and made me join the Party.
I’m a very ‘get up and go’ person so I wanted to get active in the party right away. I felt it was important for me to be active in order to help advocate change, even if it meant going outside my comfort zone a little.
Luckily everyone in my branch was incredibly supportive and I was out on my first campaign session before I knew it. Of course, I was a bit nervous – I’d never door knocked before – but it was actually really interesting speaking with different people and I soon overcame my nerves.
“To anyone thinking about getting involved with campaigning – I’d absolutely say go for it!”
To anyone thinking about getting involved with campaigning – I’d absolutely say go for it! I know it can be a bit nerve-wracking the first time, but your local party really will be so happy to have your help, and there’s always someone there to take you through it.
Even if you can just spare a couple of hours it will make a real difference. I think one of the best things about the Labour Party is the way we work as a team. Whether it’s delivering a leaflet across the whole constituency or knocking hundreds of doors on a Saturday, it’s amazing what we can achieve when we’re all working together.