The Electoral Commission has just announced that Vote Leave is the officially designated ‘Leave’ campaign for the referendum on 23 June. This is fantastic news.
The official campaign starts on Friday. We are holding events across the country this weekend and hope you can attend (details below).In the 25 weeks since Vote Leave was launched, our campaign has brought together people from all walks of life – people from all parties and none, and many who’ve never taken part in a political campaign before.
Together, you have held hundreds of street stalls in every part of the United Kingdom, signed up thousands of new supporters, and delivered millions of leaflets. While the IN campaign has been raiding taxpayers’ money and accepting donations from big banks like Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan to send their propaganda to every household, you have been holding street stalls, knocking on doors, and delivering leaflets telling people why the safer option is to Vote Leave on 23 June.Your hard work over the past few months is one of the reasons the Electoral Commission has picked Vote Leave to be the official ‘Leave’ campaign.Now that we have been selected, Vote Leave can spend up to £7 million. That’s less than the Remain campaign, who have also got £9.3 million of your money from the Government to spend on glossy leaflets to every household.So the first thing you can do to help us win is to make a donation. Every penny you can spare will be spent by the official Leave campaign to combat this propaganda.
Time to come together – and WIN
There are lots of reasons to leave the EU, so it’s not surprising that there are a lot of groups campaigning for that outcome. Without them, and their hard work over many years, we wouldn’t be having this referendum – something all of us at Vote Leave pay tribute to.
Now we have just 71 days to win it. To do that, we have to work together.
Many of you will have been campaigning with volunteers from Leave.EU, Grassroots Out, Better Off Out and other groups. In many cases, you’ve already been working together at a local level – and it’s been great to see so many people coming together for the common cause.
Now we need to work together even more closely. We have many more volunteers on our side of the referendum – with more energy and enthusiasm. We need to co-ordinate our efforts to make sure as many people as possible Vote Leave on 23 June.
Here’s what you can do right now to help us:
- Sign up. If you haven’t already, please go towww.voteleavetakecontrol.org/organise to make sure we have all your contact details, and to tick all the ways you’re able to help the official Leave campaign in your area.
- Spread the word. Please send this email to your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours and encourage them to sign up too – to reach every household by 23 June, we need to build a volunteer army the likes of which this country has never seen before.
- Campaign online. If you’re on Facebook or Twitter, please support the campaign online and share our material. We also have accounts for the campaign in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
- Put up a poster. Order a poster to display in your garden or window. We’ll send you them for free – please use this form to order one now.
- Get your campaign kit. Visit our online shop to get all the campaign kit and merchandise you need – atwww.voteleavetakecontrol.org/shop. You can also order leaflets to deliver in your area.
Please come to one of our rallies this weekend and find out more
This Friday marks the start of the official referendum campaign. We’re holding events across the UK, and we’d love for you to join us. There will be speakers from the worlds of politics and business as well as representatives from some of the many outreach groups which are also campaigning for us to leave the EU.As well as hearing from some of the campaign’s most senior figures, you’ll be able to meet other activists from your local area. There will be Vote Leave staff and volunteers on hand to give you information about how you can get involved in the campaign, as well as the leaflets and resources you’ll need. Hundreds of supporters will be at each event, so sign up now to avoid disappointment.
- Ipswich – Friday 15 April at 17:30
- Llandudno – Friday 15 April at 19:15
- Manchester (afternoon) – Friday 15 April at 14:00
- Manchester (evening) – Friday 15 April at 18:00
- Nottingham – Friday 15 April at 16:30
- Plymouth – Friday 15 April at 17:00
- Southampton – Friday 15 April at 17:30
- Birmingham – Saturday 16 April at 16:00
- Newcastle – Saturday 16 April at 11:00
- Oxford – Saturday 16 April at 17:30
- Leeds – Saturday 16 April at 17:30
- Cardiff – Saturday 16 April at 15:00
- Glasgow – Saturday 16 April at 10:30
If there’s not one near you this weekend, don’t worry – we’ll be visiting every part of the UK over the next ten weeks! You can keep up with what’s going on in your area by checking our map at www.voteleavetakecontrol.org/events
The time to act is NOW
There are just 10 weeks until the referendum. That’s not a lot of time to reach the millions of people who have yet to make up their mind about how they’ll vote. Just ten weekends of leafleting, door-knocking and campaigning.
Help us win – sign up now This referendum is our once-in-a-generation chance to take back control. If we Vote Leave on 23 June, we can stop sending £350 million to Brussels every week and spend it on our priorities like the NHS. We can take back control of our laws, our borders, and our security. We can stop the European Court overruling our elected representatives, and make sure we’re governed by people we can vote out when we disagree with them.
That’s something worth fighting for – and, with your help, we will win.Thank you,Gisela Stuart, Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston and Chair of Vote LeaveMichael Gove, Conservative MP for Surrey Heath and Co-Convenor of the Vote Leave campaign committeeP.S. Even if you’ve signed up already, please make sure we have all your details and know all the ways you’re willing to help by going to www.voteleavetakecontrol.org/organise