The People’s Pledge: Going Local In London

The People’s Pledge is a cross-Party movement launching the first phase of a long-term public pressure campaign to build demand for an EU referendum amongst voters in Britain’s most marginal constituencies. A series of activities in an initial group of target seats is planned with the aim of signing up more people in each marginal constituency than the sitting MP has majority.

By making sure voters know where their MP stands on an EU referendum, and by building strong local demand for a say on Britain’s future relationship with the EU, the People’s Pledge will pile pressure on MPs and, ultimately, their rival candidates to also sign the Pledge and support an EU referendum.

Forthcoming dates:

7 June: Hendon: Majority 106
9 June: Brent Central: Majority: 1345
14 June: Hampstead and Kilburn: Majority: 42
16 June: Ealing Central: Majority: 3716
17 June: Ealing North: Majority: 9251
25 June: Sutton and Cheam (Saturday): Majority: 1608
28 June: Streatham: Majority: 3259
30 June: Watford: Majority: 1425
2 July: Hammersmith (Saturday): Majority:3549
5 July: Islington South and Finsbury:- Majority: 3569
7 July: Kingston and Surbiton: Majority: 7560
12 July: Brentford and Isleworth: Majority: 1958
14 July: Enfield North: Majority: 1692

If you can help by handing out leaflets contact Chris Bruni-Lowe on chris@peoplespledge.org or just go along, sign up and offer support. There are some useful downloads available on their website including a sign-up form to get family and friends involved (one signs up ten, each signs up another ten and so on – easy to see how this can snowball very quickly).

I’m not ‘on’ Facebook; it’s taken me years to succumb to Twitter and even that’s a step on a rocky precipice as far as I’m concerned but there’s also a Facebook group for those who are interested. Alternatively, or as well as, you can also sign up for an emailed newsletter, which is where this info came from.

Ministers and MPs are fond of saying that the EU isn’t an issue for British voters but I believe they’re either stupid or lying. We have to make sure they’re in no doubt about our views and aren’t able to slide away from addressing the problems. We must make them accountable to us, not Party Whips.

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