A thank you from Oli

191116seaford_cropped.jpgThank you to everyone who supported our campaign to win the Lewes constituency. This has been a huge campaign and we can be proud of our result. While we did not win this time, we increased our vote share and halved Maria Caulfield's majority. We have turned this constituency into a much more winnable seat next time.

But the most impressive achievement is the determination and collaboration that I have seen over the last few weeks from all of you. This has genuinely been a team effort, whether you helped with stuffing envelopes, putting up posters, delivering leaflets, calling people or knocking on doors; all your efforts have been vital and your time and dedication are much appreciated.

rainbow_cropped.jpgWe may not have won this time, but we have established a base from which we can win the Lewes constituency. In the meantime, we must continue to fight against the forces of populism. We must not cease in our demands for a fairer, more sustainable and democratic future. We must not step back from community activism or from holding the government to account. Our time will come!

Last Sunday I was invited to share my views on the BBC South East Sunday Politics - you can watch the full discussion here.

We will be in touch in the New Year with plans for our next campaigning activities but in the meantime I wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

Best wishes


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