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The difference you can make

Why we campaign

Ever wondered why the Labour Party puts such an emphasis on campaigning and community activism?

The Labour Party is, and always will be, a party for equality, social justice and compassion. These shared values steer us on everything, from how we create policy to how we run our campaigns.

And these are the values we want to share and put into action in every community. Speaking with voters is the best way to get a feel of what people care about, and what they want to see from us. That’s where you come in!

Every time you have a chat on a doorstep, make a call with Dialogue, or pop a leaflet through a letterbox, you’re representing the Labour Party, and showing that we care about every community, and every voter.

By speaking with people, we can make sure that that their concerns are passed on to the local and national party. That means that sometimes we can act immediately – helping resolve someone’s issues with bin services, joining or starting a campaign to save a local bus route, or ensuring that wider concerns make it to the top of the agenda in Labour’s policy making processes and at Annual Conference.

And it’s by building those relationships and trust within communities all year round that we really make a difference when it comes to polling day. And in seats where as little as a few hundred votes could decide the outcome, your chat with Karen from down the road could be more important than you think!

So take the plunge; find out where your next event is or get in touch with your Local Contact.

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