"I will spend this Saturday morning volunteering for Paul Scriven's election campaign but only if 5 other Sheffield Geeks will come with me."
— Richard King
Deadline to sign up by: 20th April 2010
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Country: United Kingdom
Place: Sheffield (view map)
Geeks in Sheffield Central feel let down by their MP, Labour's Richard Caborn, because he ignored our concerns about the Digital Economy Bill; refused to engage in a debate with constituents on the matter; then voted in favour of the Bill, despite local opposition, just because the Labour whips told him to.
In contrast, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Sheffield Central, Paul Scriven, has been an active campaigner against the Bill, and his party strongly opposed both the legislation and the way it was passed into law.
Sheffield Central is the only marginal constituency in South Yorkshire. The Liberal Democrats are the only party with a realistic chance of winning the seat from Labour.
Therefore, I propose we make digital rights an election issue, and we do what we can to get Paul Scriven elected in place of Labour here.