Election Campaign Resumes
David Drew, Labour and Co-operative candidate for the Stroud Constituency confirmed that, following discussions between Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May, national and local campaigning in the General election will resume today, Friday 26 May.
David supported the Labour leader when he said ‘The British people are united in their resolve that terror will not prevail. It will not prevent us going about our daily lives or derail our democratic process. Resuming democratic debate and campaigning is an essential mark of the country’s determination to defend our democracy and the unity that the terrorists have sought to attack’.
David was among the many people who attended the vigils held around the constituency on Wednesday night and who observed a minute’s silence on Thursday. ‘My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected on Monday’, he said:
"Words are inadequate to describe the sorrow that the whole country feels in the face of such a dreadful action. It was right to halt campaigning for the election and I strongly supported the decision but I feel that now it is also right that we should start to campaign again. Democracy is precious but sadly some of us take it for granted. Many countries around the world envy us the rights we have to hold and discuss our views openly. I am campaigning not only to become the Member of Parliament for Stroud but also in support of the open, welcoming society in which we live".
Labour Welcomes the General Election 2017
We welcome the General Election 2017. This is Stroud's opportunity to reject the divisive policies of Theresa May. The Labour Party is the party capable of defeating Neil Carmichael.
Winning here in the Stroud Constituency is essential if we are to return a much needed Labour Government. Following the vote in the House of Commons, to call an election on 8 June 2017, we are working with our national party to select a candidate as soon as possible.
You can help by contacting us on 01453 840 080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donation towards the Labour Party General Election campaign here in Stroud constituency can be at https://donate.labour.org/stroud
You can join online at https://join.labour.org.uk/: it can cost from as little as £1 a month. Alternatively, pop into our office to pick up a membership application form.
Stroud Labour office opening hours
Our normal Stroud office is at 5a Lansdown, Stroud (open 11-12.30 Monday to Friday and 10-12 on Saturday). These will be extended for the duration of the General Election 2017.
Register to vote - https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
The deadline to register to vote in the General Election 2017 is Monday 22 May 2017. Don’t lose out! All individuals must register in person - no one else can do it for you.