Help us promote the Peoples Champion

by Julie Hutchison in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

We did it
On 4th July 2024 we successfully raised £790 with 16 supporters in 14 days

Residents of East Wight have voted for Vix Lowthion to be their tactical vote - we now need funds to publicise this widely

by Julie Hutchison in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Work on the East Wight Primary started in July 2023 and we launched in November 2023. We knew there was no obvious tactical choice in East Wight, and we were determined that the conservatives should not win here, just because progressive voters are divided. Inspired by the South Devon Primary, we ran an online vote from 16th to 19th June 2024 to ask the residents of East Wight who they felt was the best Tactical Choice for the Island.

We gathered answers to questions raised by East Wight residents from Green, Lib Dem and Labour and placed the answers on our social media channels. We encouraged people to attend hustings in person and to watch the recordings. 

The aim of the Primary was that residents of East Wight make an INFORMED DECISION about who their Tactical Vote would be. 

Our mission was always to pivot behind whoever was voted as the Peoples Champion and support their local campaign - and this is what we are now raising funds for. This money will be spent in promoting the Peoples Champion, Vix Lowthion, Green Party candidate, to ensure the vote is not split and that the Island elects a candidate who will stand up for local people.

Our previous crowdfunder raised almost £3500 to get us to where we are now. We are so grateful for all the work that has got us here.  We now need funds to get the word OUT THERE before the General Election on 4th July 2024. We know that people talking to people is our best hope, but funds for leaflets, posters, modifying our boards, some social media advertising is going to be vital.

As a registered non party campaign, now co-operating with the local campaign for the Green Party in East Wight, we are regulated by the electoral commission, and will submit full accounts.

We are grateful for all donations. You can also donate direct to the Green Party campaign if you prefer. We have two weeks until we give a very important local job to someone for the next five years. This time let’s do all we can to make sure its an MP who shares our values.  

Thank you for any financial support you can offer.  

Please email [email protected] if you are able to volunteer time or have any other ideas.

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