Last year we lost one of our Canford Heath Councillors, Pete Parrish tragically and suddenly. Pete was an enthusiastic and freshly elected Councillor who took great pride in his community. Due to the pandemic, no by-election has been held to choose his successor. We now have a date, 6th May 2021.
But the Conservatives won't let us campaign. The government has declared that the volunteer delivery of leaflets that we rely on to help get our message out and keep local resident up to date on what is going on, is illegal. However, paid delivery is perfectly acceptable, in case you were wondering about all those takeaway menus and commercial flyers you've been getting...
This is because the Conservatives backed by wealthy donors and big business can afford to pay for leaflets to be delivered by royal mail or private contractors up and down the country, but the Liberal Democrats rely on volunteers and supporters like you. They hope that this blatant interference in the freeness and fairness of our elections will work in their favour, don't let them get away with it.
That is why we are asking for YOUR help. We need to raise a minimum of £1,000 over the next few weeks to ensure that we can fight as formidable a by-election campaign as we possibly can and to reach as many voters as we can in order to beat these dirty tricks.