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The new voter registration system has left thousands of people unaware that they can't yet vote. Register now to have your say on the 7th May!

 

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Last year the Electoral Commission introduced individual voter registration, meaning that everyone must now ensure they are on the electoral register themselves.

Doing so only takes 5 minutes and means that you’re able to vote in both the national and Council elections this May:

https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

The Guildford Labour Party has been visiting households across Guildford where residents aren’t registered to help them sign up, and have already reached hundreds of people who hadn’t used the new system.

Students are especially affected by the new system as thousands are still yet to register and are unaware that they must do so themselves after Universities were previously allowed to register new intakes en masse.

Although voters are only eligible to vote once per election, students who are registered at home can also register to vote at their University residence to ensure they don't miss out on having their say come polling day.

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The new voter registration system has left thousands of people unaware that they can't yet vote. Register now to have your say on the 7th May!

Richard Wilson offered his support to workers at Guildford’s Tesco store recently. They are campaigning to protect shopworkers from verbal and physical abuse received from some customers. This is part of USDAW’s Respect for Shopworkers Week.

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Richard had the opportunity to speak to members of staff and hear their experiences. Thank you to Angie, Lyn, Sue, Lucy and Tasha for inviting Richard and telling him about the occasions where customers lost their cool.

The relationship between customers and those who provide a service is sometimes very uneven in terms of power. In a similar way, the power relationship between employers and employees can be unbalanced too. When this happens there is the potential for the relationship to become abusive. It was this imbalance that led to the Labour Party being set up over 100 years ago and it is why we still exist today.

It was great to see that Tesco management were supporting the campaign today. They allowed Richard into the staff canteen for a cup of tea and a chat with staff on their break. Tesco realise that their employees deserve to be protected from abuse and that it is not part of their job.

Please remember the next time you are feeling stressed while shopping: follow the USDAW penguin’s advice and Keep Your Cool!

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Keep your cool! Don't abuse shopworkers

Richard Wilson offered his support to workers at Guildford’s Tesco store recently. They are campaigning to protect shopworkers from verbal and physical abuse received from some customers. This is part...

RICHARD WILSON MEETS CHRISTIAN AID CAMPAIGNERS AT LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE IN MANCHESTER

Richard Wilson, Parliamentary Candidate for Guildford, met Christian Aid campaigners at the party conference in Manchester and heard about the charity’s work, including its ‘manifesto’ for the 2015 general election.

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Richard Wilson said, “It was great to meet the Christian Aid campaigners at the party conference in Manchester last week. While at the conference I took the opportunity to hear from a range of organisations about their work to help those most in need.

“We should always remember that poverty occurs due to political decisions, in this country and around the world. British people understand this and are among the most generous donors to humanitarian causes. Like most of the voters in Guildford and Cranleigh, I support Christian Aid’s call for gender equality, real action on climate change and a clamp down on tax evasion and avoidance. Britain needs a new government which can be a global leader to protect the most vulnerable everywhere in the world.

“Christian Aid is an excellent organisation – working to tackle the root causes of poverty around the world. “

Laura Taylor, Christian Aid Head of Advocacy, said: “We were very glad to meet Richard and have the chance to discuss how best the UK can help end global poverty and tackle the climate crisis.

“Christian Aid is not party political and would never try to influence who is elected, but we know that poverty doesn’t happen by accident and that the policies that politicians choose to implement can have a huge impact on tackling poverty.

“So we are trying to influence all parties’ General Election manifestos, by publishing one of our own. Our Contract With the World’s Poor outlines the policies we’d like to see all parties adopt. The UK can help to create a world in which poorer and more vulnerable people get a fairer deal.”

“It focusses on what the next Government can do to achieve a real step change in global development, in areas such as tax and climate change. The next Government really can take a huge step towards ending aid dependency in the developing world.

“I encourage you to get involved here: http://www.christianaid.org.uk/getinvolved” 

For more information please contact: Richard Wilson, 01483 511272, richard@guildfordlabour.org, Twitter: @RichardWLabour, Facebook.com/GuildfordLabour

 

Richard Wilson meets Christian Aid campaigners

RICHARD WILSON MEETS CHRISTIAN AID CAMPAIGNERS AT LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE IN MANCHESTER Richard Wilson, Parliamentary Candidate for Guildford, met Christian Aid campaigners at the party conference in Manchester and heard...

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