I do this community thing with my 13-year-old daughter (an observer) of helping my local speedwatch crew point the hairdryer at cars in Great Horkesley now and again. Why do I do that? I do it because, although it doesn’t make me popular with some drivers (though it does with others), it makes me feel like I am doing something practical to help our community. That gives me an odd sense of inner joy and I think that all Labour party members like to give to their community in any way that they can. It’s what makes us want to be a part of the movement, isn’t it?
Tina McKay is a proper altruist and she spoke at last month’s CLP, if you ever get to hear her speak, and she is our parliamentary candidate for Colchester. Many activists will want to be supporting her, as Colchester is a marginal seat and could be won. So for those of you who feel that you can help, there are some canvassing events coming up that will really benefit from your support. Just turn up and help out in whichever way you can – you don’t have to get out of your comfort zone.
September Canvassing Schedule
|Sept 7th||10:15am||Grenadier pub, Military Road|
|Sept 8th||3:45pm||Premier shop, Harwich Road|
|Sept 14th||10:15am||Fryday’s chip shop, Ipswich Road|
|Sept 15th||3:45pm||Junction of Derwent Road & Berkley Close|
|Sept 21st||10:15am||Bottom of Mile End Road|
|Sept 22nd||3:45pm||Stanford & Turner Road roundabout|
|Sept 28th||10:15am||Fryday’s chip shop, Ipswich Road|
|Sept 29th||3:45pm||Lidl, Abbots Road|