Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Fundraising - what's it all about?

So, why do I have to fundraise?

Fundraising is part of modern day political campaigning...... Ive set up a page to collect on-line donations for this reason.....http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/liz4ceredigion is a large rural constituency and is a difficult and expensive place to run an election campaign. There are many voters that we can only reach by postal delivery, and only speak to by phone, which costs money. We don't receive any public money for campaigning, and the Liberal Democrats are not bankrolled by big business, trade unions or wealthy benefactors. Everything I have to spend on my campaign will come from donations from supporters like you.

What do we use our funds for?:   To print leaflets, newsletters and posters for distribution across the county, to post direct mail-shots to key target areas to carry on getting our message across Ceredigion, to produce more 'stake-boards' to increase campaign visibility, to travel across Ceredigion to speak to people about the key messages and to have a telephone campaign to speak to voters.     So, whether you are a Ceredigion resident wanting to have an effective local campaigner with a strong Liberal voice representing you in the Welsh Assembly, or a Liberal Democrat supporter outside the area wanting to help the Lib Dem Fight-back, please give generously. http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/liz4ceredigion

Its not all about money!  Even if you can't donate money you can still contribute to the campaign.  
  • Contact me via email, phone, twitter or facebook to offer your time. You can help by writing envelopes (in the comfort of your own home), doing some leaflet delivery in your neighbourhood, displaying posters in your window or having a stake-board on your lawn.
  • (most importantly!!) Go to vote, turn up on polling day and put a big cross next to my name! Its going to be a real competition in Ceredigion so every vote really does count. 
Legal Stuff – Electoral law states that donations can only be received from individuals on the UK electoral register (anywhere in Britain), companies registered in the UK or genuine unincorporated associations operating in the UK. All donations of more than £50 will be checked and must by law be declared in my election expenses return. If we are not able to confirm your details we must refuse the donation. Any queries should be addressed to my agent, Michael Woods, at Ceredigion Liberal Democrats, 32 North Parade, Aberystwyth, SY23 2NF. 01970 627721