September 2020 Coronavirus Update

It’s very difficult campaigning in a time of lockdown! No more street stalls, no more leafletting, no more packed halls where we can all get together over tea and biscuits after an interesting talk – but at least the interesting talks have continued. From Easter through to the summer holidays, we have had a succession of speakers via Zoom so we have been able to keep in touch virtually. We hope to continue this programme over the following months. The Steering Group is still meeting every month to assess tactics…

June 2020 Stratford4Europe Joins the European Movement

Many of our supporters already have individual membership of the European Movement but in June,  Stratford4Europe decided to affiliate as an organisation, effectively becoming a branch of the European Movement. This will give us a number of advantages such as being able to advertise our events over the EM network and having access to shared campaign materials. In addition, it will provide a data service for the secure storage of our supporter details (eg. names and email addresses) to accord with the General Data Protection Requirements. The European Movement is…

June 2020 – Electoral Pact and Voting Reform

In June the Steering Group of Stratford for Europe met with the three parliamentary candidates who represented the opposition parties in the General Election in December 2019, Felix Ling (Labour) Dave Passingham (Green) and Dominic Skinner (Lib Dem). The intention was to explore how different parties could be brought together by a common cause to support electoral reform. It was a good discussion conducted respectfully and with an obvious desire to hear the points of view of others. It highlighted a lot of positives as well as some serious challenges…