OES By-Election Update
31st December 2010 17:53 | by Graeme Lambert
We can finally and happily confirm that we will have a mailout to the constituency after many stressful conversations to meet ridiculous deadlines.
Despite my correct address in Bury being supplied to printwize, their courier decided to go to Bolton instead yesterday, so they did not arrive on time. As you can imagine, myself and Loz were not at all pleased yesterday evening. Loz woke me up this morning after receiving a phone call from the courier saying that we could receive it around 1pm or pick it up in Stockport, so with the Royal Mail deadline being 12pm today, we had no choice but to go to Stockport to collect 50,000 leaflets.
Fortunately Loz managed to get hold of a friend of his who was able to take him into Stockport to collect the leaflets and take them to the Royal Mail depot in Oldham, and Loz was able to separate them into the required bundles before 12pm and we were able to meet the deadline at the last minute.
The next task is to get help from our members on foot in Oldham and Saddleworth to gather support for the campaign. We will definitely be out on 3rd and 8th January and any other day we can. What we also need from those who cant come and help us in Oldham is for people to get in contact with local business groups and community groups to arrange meetings with Loz and interviews. Dont look for approval, just send me an email or txt when it is done, the more the merrier.
I need confirmation from those wanting to be counting and polling agents, we would like to get as close to the 37 agent limit as possible for the count and at the moment we only have a handful confirmed. I need you to email me at email@example.com or txt me at 07538082246 if you want to come with your name and the address for Oldham council to send your pass too, which you need to get into the count. We will provide you with accommodation, bring a sleeping bag for it to be comfortable accommodation! The sooner you book transport like train journeys the better and cheaper it will be. We may be able to assist with the costs, just ask!
If you have any questions about the campaign, just contact me and I will reply as soon as I can.
All the best and happy new year!
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