Putting residents’ safety first -- the Government is permitting political parties to canvass door-to-door from 8th March. However, to put our residents’ safety before party politics, the East Sussex Conservative Group has taken the decision not to allow any of their candidates or volunteers to canvass on the doorstep.
The Leader of the Conservative Group in East Sussex, Cllr Keith Glazier said, “We value people's safety in these difficult times and whilst the Government has given its approval for door-to-door canvassing, we believe many people would not appreciate it, and rather we didn’t! However we do want to have conversations with residents, communicating via our candidates’ election literature which will have the candidates' contact details.”
Working within Covid-19 safety guidelines, election literature will still be delivered so that the electorate will have a chance to see who is their local candidate.
We would hope that other political parties would follow our lead and respect the safety of residents, candidates and volunteers during the current Covid-19 restrictions.
However we do want to have conversations with residents, communicating via our candidates’ election literature which has the candidates contact details.
Please feel free to get in touch.