Weʼve raised £1,583 to Elect the first ever Labour MP in Bournemouth East
- Bournemouth East, Dorset
- Funded on Sunday, 17th March 2019
The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.
FOR THE MANY, NOT THE FEW
2019 UPDATE FROM CORRIE:
"A huge thank you to all who donated with the first phase in December!!! Your generosity has enabled me to work 50 hours a week for Labour in Bournemouth throughout December & January. I now need to cover my rent & living expenses for February so I can continue at this pace.
Your support has freed me up to: spend more time canvassing; meet local community leaders; build relationships & gain support from Labour MPs & national party staff; coordinate our local party members & prepare the strategy for the next 4 months of the local election campaign; organise training for local members; direct our social media & engage with national discussion; carry out research for local policy & messaging; plan & host a celebration for members & supporters from across the county and much more!
On a practical note: I continue to do part-time domestic cleaning & am lodging in order to reduce money I need to get by. I still cannot continue to give so many hours to Labour without your help."
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With the devastating impact of Austerity hitting our most vulnerable people and local services, a lack of affordable housing and no investment in positive businesses and renewable energy initiatives we more than ever need a down to earth MP with real, local, life experience to represent Bournemouth East.
Traditionally seats have been won in Parliament by those rich enough to take time to campaign. This has left us with a government of the privileged few. We can change this!
Time is money & every pound you donate frees Corrie up to meet more residents & earn more votes.
EVERY HOUR MATTERS
Corrie says : “I really fell in love with Bournemouth and by working with some of the town's most vulnerable, I became extremely concerned about the inequalities and struggles faced by people trying to make a living in one of the most expensive parts of the country. I witnessed for myself the assault on our crucial public services under the austerity of the Conservatives. I truly believe that we finally have a chance to have a Labour MP in Bournemouth as change is now a matter of life or death for many people here. I'm wholeheartedly invested in doing whatever it takes to make a profound difference for our town and you can count on me if elected, to be your passionate, principled, local voice in Parliament.”
Corrie was first in her family to go to university where she gained a First Class Honours degree in Horology at Birmingham City University. Coming from a working class family she is well aware of the challenges faced by many of us to make ends meet and she understands what it’s really like to watch the pennies. She has been working 65 hour weeks since being elected as our candidate in May 2018, having reduced her paid hours to around 30 to accommodate the demands of being a candidate.
Corrie is fiercely committed to building a country that works for everyone with not one of us left out. She dedicates much of her time to campaigning and training whilst still trying to hold down a job. Running a campaign which is reliant on local volunteers whilst being on a low income herself means that Corrie really struggles to juggle paying for her own rent & bills whilst making the most of opportunities to reach out to all groups in our community – a real life dilemma you wouldn’t expect today's prospective MP to be in.
Corrie says “I want more than anything for people to believe that politics is about making a difference for them as opposed to the common perception that it’s a game played by wealthy people in Westminster. With your help we can change that and put people back at the heart of our democracy and political system. Bournemouth elections have traditionally been fought by people with personal money. I don’t want anything let alone a person’s socio-economic background, to stand in the way of true democracy and Bournemouth being a place where all people have the chance to be happy, healthy and prosperous with no one left out.”
Please join us in changing things for the better by electing our very own Corrie Drew. After Labour's best result in Bournemouth ever in the 2017 election, we are now a marginal seat needing less than 8000 extra votes to win.
Local volunteer Sara: "Corrie is the only candidate who’ll bring the change we really need here in Bournemouth – and she needs your help to do it. "
It really is crunch time - please give as much as you can and play your part in transforming our community for now and our future generations.
The more we raise – the more Corrie can do!
Corrie will also be standing for a seat in the local council elections unless a general election precedes this.
All money donated will be used urgent living expenses to free up Corrie to campaign. This will include rent, bills & food. A detailed record of accounts will be kept in the interests of transparency.
If you feel you are not able to contribute financially, you can still help get Corrie elected by telling your friends or sharing this page on social media, following Corrie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CorrieRDrew/
and Twitter: https://twitter.com/CorrieDrew. You will find details of Corrie's perspective on key policy areas and local issues, as well as the Labour Party's plan to Rebuild Britain 'For the many, not the few'.
You can also volunteer for our campaign by contacting us through these sites or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PERSONAL THANK YOU from Corrie Drew
I just wanted to say a huge thank for your kind donations to help our campaign. I truly believe the next general election is going to be very close here in Bournemouth and every penny and hour spent working on our campaign getting the message out really counts.
I would be extremely grateful if you could send your full name and home address on the electoral to email@example.com so I can record the donation correctly. Unfortunately if I do not have this I will have to return your donation.
You can be assured that I'm putting my heart and soul into this battle. I really do need your help to ‘fight like a tiger’ for the benefit of all of us in Bournemouth. Thanks again for your amazing help – together anything is possible. Let’s get our first Labour MP for Bournemouth!
IN THE EVENT OF AN ELECTION:
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Donations to meet the costs of candidate election expenses are regulated by the Representation of the People Act 1983. By making a donation to this campaign I understand and accept the following: If I am making a donation of more than £500, checks will be made to ensure my name is included on a UK electoral register (excluding the Isle of Man and Channel Islands). My name and the amount I have donated will be included in the candidate return submitted after the election. This information will be available for public inspection on request, although my home address will not be made public. The money you use to make a donation must be from your own funds. This donation facility is provided for individuals to make donations to the Corrie Drew for Bournemouth East campaign. UK companies, limited liability partnerships, trade unions and unincorporated associations may also make donations.
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Thank you for your support – together anything is possible.
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Hope this helps for February. Well done and thanks for your hard work.
Jan 16, 2019
Keep up the hard work Corrie xxx
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Good lUckfield from us in the north
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Corrie R Drew
Bournemouth East, Dorset
Aged 37, she was born & grew up on a council estate in Redditch in the West Midlands. She moved to Bournemouth at 18 to do voluntary children's and youth work and has been here ever since, living, volunteering & working in our community. She was elected as candidate in May 2018.