The Campaigns team is responsible for coordinating and organising national campaigning and elections as well as supporting candidates. The more people, money and support we have, the more we can do, the more of a difference we can make!
There are some specific things we have to do:
- Act as the main focus for members and the public.
- Coordinating the party's communications on our websites.
- Producing video, audio and other material for use in campaigns and elections.
- Coordinating the recruitment of candidates with the nominations team.
- Coordinating the recruitment and training of party spokespeople with the press team.
- Helping to make sure that the party has a presence at national events by supporting our branches.
- Coordinating international relations through the international team.
Right now we are under-staffed and over tasked, which has a serious impact on our ability to deliver projects at a rate that would allow the party to reach its aims in the time required. We need your help to improve the situation. Your time and skills are valuable to us, they can make a massive difference to the party, so get involved if you can!
Because of the work that was put in to elections in 2012 and 2013, we saw our best ever election results and for the first time we received more votes than well established parties such as the Liberal Democrats, UKIP, TUSC and Respect in some elections. To keep that up we need to keep growing and focusing on the important issues that we all believe in.
Not only were the results of these elections better than before, but they were better coordinated and managed and run with better material and a more coherent message. We have made sure to be prepared at an earlier point and able to deliver more detailed financial and campaigning data to the public and the party. Importantly we delivered consistently and ahead of schedule with all administrative elements, from financial returns to the initial nominations which meant we had more time to make sure our candidates were supported and voters were better informed.
We also had more people out on the ground than ever before and put together the broad and localised material needed. We also held more stalls and public events, took part in more hustings and were better able to set the tone of the election than ever before.
Another major area the campaigns team wants to work on is expanding the readily available pool of material resources, including audio, video, photography and other imagery. We also badly need to expand our team of copy writers- for campaigns, leaflets, press releases and articles . Work is underway to pool this material together and use it for website content, leaflets and other printed material and merchandising. You can help by creating new material for us, or for your local branches - you can get help with that by looking at our pages for activists.