This May’s elections are crucial to show that the fightback is more than a membership surge and the ability to pile in resources to local by-elections. It’s our first near-nationwide opportunity, since the referendum, so put our message to the electorate to see if we can make the significant gains the trends are currently indicating.
But just as important as gaining seats is showing our ability to organise on the ground to make sure there is a message for every voter and, especially, the chance for every voter to vote Liberal Democrat. That is why we are really pleased to see Liberal Democrats in Cornwall standing a staggering 123 candidates, which represents a full slate for the first time ever.
If Liberal Democrats across the country are to take anything from this, whether their ambitions are to win or to simply lay the groundwork for future elections, it’s that the best way to get you there is to ensure every voter is given the chance to vote Liberal Democrat.
Here are three good reasons why you should aim for a full slate of candidates:
- Every voter is given the chance to vote Liberal Democrat. It’s key to ensuring that our supporters don’t fall out of the habit of voting for us.
- It helps you find out where support lies which better informs targeting for future campaigns.
- Paper candidate campaigns are a great training experience for many new members and the experience can often energise them to get more involved.
So here at Liberal Democrat Expand we say well done to the team in Cornwall and we hope to see more of this across the country.