Donations to support local campaign activities
Here’s another Labour Party plea for money!
Hitchin and Harpenden Constituency Labour Party (CLP), which covers all branches in this parliamentary constituency, is responsible for campaigning in local elections at all levels. The most effective campaigns are local, and if we want a dynamic and effective force for change in Hitchin and Harpenden then we need a strong and well-funded CLP.
We also run national campaign days - most recently joining in with the nationwide NHS action day on 26 November. But to run and support these campaigns effectively, again, we need funding to cover things like campaign materials, hire costs for market stalls etc.
So, we are asking for donations as our costs are heavy and our income from the national Party is low. Even if you pay the full membership fee of £47, only £1.54 of that goes to the CLP. We need more if we are to be an effective campaigning body.
Below are the costs of just three items of expenditure incurred in the run up to the district council elections in Hitchin.
Your £1.54 does not go very far in covering these.
In 2016 we needed:
purchase of constituency phone numbers (at discounted rate) to enable effective telephone canvassing in local and district elections: £327
30,000 Labour Party leaflets for Hitchin wards for the May District elections: £300
Labour newsletters for Hitchin target wards: £322
So you can see why we're asking you for a donation.
It's quick and easy to send your donation through to our campaign fund - just select one of the amounts on the left and you'll be taken to our secure PayPal checkout.
We also welcome regular payments - direct debit or standing order is a flexible way of giving; you decide if you wish to give monthly, quarterly, or whatever, and you decide how much you wish to give. Small regular donations add up, and are a great help. Simply ask your bank to set up regular payments to Hitchin and Harpenden Labour Party, at Unity Trust Bank, sort code 60-83-01, account number 58254523. If you prefer to fill out a standing order form, one accompanies this letter.
Many thanks for your help.