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During the election – our canvassing and street stall activity went into overdrive. There were groups of volunteers going out in morning, afternoon and early evening sessions. Invariably, at the time of the year, it was cold, sometimes wet and little things like poor lighting hampered the task in the early evening sessions. However it was made easier with the comradeship we experienced with our fellow canvassers.

Canvassing is also not just for elections either – its good to connect with people when it’s not obvious you want something from them (their vote) and it keeps our visibility up – and can be very rewarding listening to peoples views. Both canvassing and leafleting come with road maps and routes, and we can also now guide you via an app on your smartphone which is super efficient so you can be sure your not ‘doubling up’. Please drop us a message at info@windsorlabour.co.uk if you have any questions or are able to help us out.

We regularly have street stalls on a number of issues, from safeguarding the NHS, to housing and homelessness. It’s always good to have as many volunteers as possible. In addition we also leaflet on specific subjects so if you don’t feel up to engaging with passers by, its always good to get as many leaflets out as possible. Labour South East also have national days of action, for instance the cost and the inefficiencies of the rail network, where it involved handing out leaflets to commuters as they started and ended their journeys.