SSTIE initiative in Canterbury leads to 50 Volunteers turning up*
The intention of the campaign in Canterbury was that we would take part in a door to door canvassing campaign to promote Rosie Duffield and in the event of bad weather that we would simply leaflet around houses.
We had a successful mornings campaign on Saturday in Sevenoaks. We had about 12 members out with 2 large posters shown below, which were either side of our Brexitometer Board.
The NHS poster caused a reaction from certain leavers who flatly deny that the NHS will be sold off after Brexit, while NHS workers acknowledge that it is being sold off already.
Many passersby were interested in the factual information about voter registration and associated deadline and also the deadlines for Proxy and Postal Voting. As a result we handed out 3 or 4 hundred leaflets.
In the last month SSTIE has invited local political parties who are in favour of a People’s Vote to join with us in a Remain alliance and campaign together. As a result, we had visits to the stall in Sevenoaks from Kyle Marsh PPC for the LDs in Dartford and Helen Fiorini of the Labour Party. This cooperation will hopefully develop and will be invaluable going forward in the event of another Referendum.
The table shows the combined results of SSTIE’s polling in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Swanley in the last 4 weeks. The principal message to take from this is very encouraging for Remain in that across West Kent there is an 11% rise in support for Remain largely coming from those who declared that they didn’t vote in 2016.
In Swanley on Saturday it was dry and not cold. It was not very busy but we still had 166 people put stickers on the Brexitometer. As on previous visits Swanley voters are mostly Leavers, the numbers are in the table.
And the picture is that there would be very little change if we get another referendum. Of the 12 people who said that they did not vote in the 2016 referendum, 6 would vote leave, 3 would vote to remain and 3 would not vote next time either.