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Pledge “DEActivateLabour”

"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
2 people signed up, 3 more were needed

Country: United Kingdom
Place: Sheffield (view map)

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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.

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  • The sign-up deadline should be 16 April but Pledgebank won't let me change it now. Sorry!

    The Saturday I'm talking about is 17 April.
  • I do not wish to support Paul Scriven's election campaign amyan
    Amyan Macfadyen, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I'm going to spend Saturday campaigning for Paul Blomfield as he's a candidate who's stood up for social justice for years and doesn't just do things for a quick bit of publicity.
    Craig, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • What is Blomfield's position on the Digital Economy Act? He won't tell us. Those of us who have written to him on the subject have received no reply.

    The Digital Economy Bill isn't social justice, it's big business protectionism - from a Labour government!

    Labour introduced the legislation and all the local Labour MPs voted for it (except Blunkett, who was absent, as was Clegg).

    If you support Blomfield then you support the Act. Thanks to FPTP the only alternative is Scriven.
  • Great stuff! I shall be doing something similar at the other end of the country (Brighton).
    Louise, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
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Richard King, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Paul Beech
  • Dee Vincent-Day

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