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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

When the Prime Minister, Theresa May, advised that she would seek Parliament’s permission to hold a snap General Election on Thursday 8th June 2017. 
It was an opportunity to engage with the electorate and put myself forward as an election campaign volunteer for Theresa May’s team and the Conservatives. 
Mainstream media focussed quite a few reports that Brexit will be the priority of this election, I felt it was crucial also to remember that this election will also give the Prime Minister the opportunity to present a new domestic agenda. 

I targeted my volunteering on the Birmingham City seats. Once parliamentary candidates were adopted, literature was created for dissemination and I did the ground work with selected teams, canvassing for data from surveys, delivering electoral addresses, pledge letters and knock ups. 

The election gives us rare opportunities to meet people interested in democracy, making a community difference and campaigning for our values and beliefs. One which will bring people closer together and make sure that Britain works for everyone, not just the privileged few. 

The strong, stable leadership already presented by the leader was an attractive one at the door step. On the door step, many of the local residents talked about, job creation, skills and the budget. Brexit wasn’t just the main issue although it came up very high on the list. NHS, and education came into the discussions as I completed the surveys. 

I quickly shared facts, how the Government successfully delivering upon the Conservative pledge to create a good school place for every child, and with more than 1.8 million children in good or outstanding schools since 2010.

The negotiations with the European Union will be essential to Britain’s global success and the West Midlands as a region which recently had its first regional elected metro mayor, ongoing trade with EU will be vital. 

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