The Brussels Labour Executive Committee has been discussing campaigning activities ahead of the general election and has decided to propose three campaign weekends:
17- 19 April 2015 – South West, with campaigning activities centred around Bristol
It is likely that campaigning activities will start around 10am on the Saturday morning (18 April) in Bristol. Bristol West CLP has very kindly offered accommodation for the weekend. We very much hope that Brussels Labour members will be able to participate in this campaigning weekend – please inform the Secretary if you are able to come along (and if you need accommodation).
24-26 April 2015: London
1-3 May 2015: South East, with campaigning activities in a number of constituencies, including Dover and Deal and Thanet South (note that Friday 1 May is a public holiday in Belgium)
The Executive Committee proposes to set up a campaign fund of 500 EUR per campaign weekend to help Brussels Labour members participate in these campaigning activities. We welcome applications to this fund. Brussels Labour can provide financial support of up to 100 EUR each for five Brussels Labour members to take part in each campaigning weekend.
To apply, contact the Secretary specifying the dates when you plan to campaign. You can apply to take part for one day or for a weekend. If your application is accepted you will then receive a simple form to submit within a week of your return with proof that the trip cost at least 100 euro (e.g. a copy of the travel ticket), a short report (up to 250 words) and some photos of the campaigning activities that we can publish in our newsletter, Germinal. In justified cases, the payment can be made before you travel (on the basis of a copy of the travel ticket) and the report and photos submitted within a week of your return.
Further information about the London and South East campaign weekends will be posted in due course.