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Lord Dick Newby writes: 50,000 doors

March 19, 2015 11:24 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords can boast 4,000 years of campaigning experience between them. As the election approaches we are making the most of this.

Three years ago, when I first became the Liberal Democrat Chief Whip in the Lords, I set our Peers a challenge. Before the election we would make 1,000 visits to help our local parties and campaigns across the country.

Last week we made our 1,000th visit.

But our Peers will not be resting on their laurels. As the General Election rapidly approaches I want to ensure our Peers our out and about across the country helping where they are needed most and I hope that you have seen them in your patch.

If you'd like to tap into the years of experience we have in the group, please email our Visit Organiser Louise Furness (louise.libdems@gmail.com) who will do her best to provide a Peer for your campaigning event, Action Day, fund raising dinner or whatever else you are planning.

To keep them on their toes in the final weeks of the campaign I have now called upon our Peers to knock on 50,000 doors before Election Day on Thursday 7 May. By getting in touch you can help us reach this target.