Party President Tim Farron,MP, issued a stiff challenge to party members in March. He challenged everyone to sign up 50 members by the end of the year.
It proved such a stiff Challenge that only one member has met it!
I have (to date) recruited 104 ‘subscribers’ – 65 members and 39 donors – virtually all of them are within the branch are of Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire, which now has 92 members !!
We an excellent reputation for local activism. Local people are generous in expressing their appreciation. Our great councillors-Charlotte Barnes (my successor), Heather Kidd (one of the party’s top campaign managers) and Nigel Hartin (group leader) all do a fantastic job. Everyone wants them re-elected in 2013 !
There is support,too , for our Coalition. Policies like the pension triple lock, the pupil premium and support for apprenticeships are applauded, and the raising of the tax threshold is really important in a low income area like Shropshire.
My key message? The main impediment is Yourself! Just resolve to DO IT ! Once you have knocked on the first few doors,you will be full of confidence—and success!’