21 Apr 2018

People's Vote Action Day

This morning at the Winchester Buttercross we had a nice big group of friendly pro-EU campaigners (from Winchester and further afield) coming together, representing various groups like the European Movement, The 48% - Winchester, and, of course, Win-IN.


Once again many people on the High Street were happily engaging with us. Our small EU flags, badges and Citizen of Europe stickers were well received and many stories were shared about how Brexit will adversely affect (and in many cases already affects) people's lives, be they from the UK or from other EU countries.



We invited everybody to cast a vote on whether there should be a People's Vote on the Brexit deal, and also to write postcards to our local MP. Votes and postcards were gathered in a transparent ballot box and will be taken to our MP in due course.

The postcards had come from the National pro Remain Postcards Campaign and looked like this:


Finally some more photo impressions of the event:









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16 Apr 2018

People’s Vote campaign: Brexit is a big deal, not a done deal!

Last weekend saw activists from nine pro-European organisations launch a grassroots campaign for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.

In support of this campaign, the Hampshire European Movement and other local organisations will hold a joint stall in Winchester on Saturday 21st April 2018, 10:30 to 1pm.
A transparent ballot box will be available and the public encouraged to cast their vote for, or against holding the People’s Vote.

Come and join us in Winchester High Street at the Buttercross, just to cast your vote, or stay and support us for an hour or two. Wear something blue, bring a flag, hope for blue skies.

You can make the difference, together we can win.

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NB: please don't get confused, we have two different event notices out now - but they are both for the same event! You can sign up to this one or the other one, it doesn't matter as long as you come along!

31 Mar 2018

Should there be a vote on the final deal? Help us ask the public in Winchester!

Our next stall in Winchester will be on Saturday 21 April and hopefully this time the weather gods will be in a more favourable mood! Please see the info on Facebook and be there if you can!

Pro-EU stall: come and vote on the final deal!

Saturday 21 April 2018
10:30h -13:00h
The Buttercross
Winchester
Please see the event details on Facebook!



13 Mar 2018

Local Elections 2018 - register to vote by 17 April!

Once again, the date for the local elections is approaching fast - many of us can vote on 3 May. Details on who is allowed to take part can be found on the Your Vote Matters site. If you are eligible,  you need to be registered to vote by 17 April. This can be easily done by going to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.


Upcoming Action Day - this Sunday!

Everybody needed a bit of a break it seems, but now another action day has been decided on, led by the local Lib Dems and supported by other local pro-EU group members. Please see the info on Facebook and be there if you can!

Winchester "Exit from Brexit" stall

CANCELLED due to weather conditions
Please see the event details on Facebook!




9 Dec 2017

Our busiest Action Day yet!

Today's event at the Buttercross was a true coming together of pro-Europeans from many different groups, including the European Movement, Winchester Lib Dems, Winchester Labour, Romsey Better in Europe, The 48% - Winchester, and of course Win-IN.

Thank you so much to everybody who came along today and helped either by handing out leaflets, flags, stickers and badges, and/or talking to people, it was fantastic! In one of our activist's words: "Some 40 volunteers turned up"! And of course also a heartfelt thank you to the many, many concerned people who stopped and chatted with us and gave us their signatures and contact details.

In a little over two hours we collected 229 signatures for a petition going along with the Best for Britain #lucky7 campaign to be delivered to Steve Brine.

Even if you missed us today, you can still help! Please simply email Steve Brine (or your MP if you live in a different constituency) via the Best for Britain website, it only takes a few minutes to join in with the #lucky7 campaign. The email will be urging your MP to vote for Amendment 7 in parliament which will ensure a meaningful vote on the final deal on leaving the EU - including an option to remain if the outcome is not good for the UK!

And of course a proper action day wouldn't be complete with a counter protest and a suitably dressed dog:





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30 Nov 2017

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