Canvassing for beginners

Learn to canvass

Plymouth Labour is a campaigning party. We listen to voters all year round by undertaking campaign activities like doorstep canvassing, phone canvassing, community meetings, surgeries and streetstalls.

100% of the work carried out by Plymouth Labour is done by volunteers. You can make a big difference in helping us listen to voters.

The Canvassing for Beginners training workshop will introduce those people who have not been canvassing before to what canvassing is, why we do it, how to do it and give an opportunity to putting those skills to test with a doorstep canvass session.

The session begins at 2pm at Labour's offices on Alfred Street near the Hoe. There is some parking at the hall but on-street parking is available on Lockyer Street nearby.


What will we be covering?

2pm: Welcome

2.15pm: Why we canvass

2.30pm: How we canvass

3pm: Listening, casework and campaigns

3.30pm: Doorstep canvass training nearby

4pm: Finish

Who can come?

Doorstep canvassing is open to any Labour members and supporters aged 16+. All Labour members are welcome at the training whether you have just joined or been a member for years. You don't have to a Plymouth Labour member either. Plymouth Labour welcomes members from across the region to all our training sessions.

What to bring?

Just bring yourself, a pen and as we will be doing a sample doorstep session nearby please also bring a warm coat.

Who is doing the training?

Luke Pollard and Jonny Morris will be running the training session. Luke was Labour's General Election candidate in Plymouth Sutton and Devonport and is now one of the campaign co-ordinators for the constituency. Jonny Morris is the Labour Councillor for Southway Ward, Chair of Plymouth Moor View CLP and also the Campaign Co-ordinator for that constituency. Other experienced local campaigners will be on hand to guide people through the training.

Have a question?

If you have a question call Luke Pollard or Jonny Morris on 01752 269180 or email


January 21, 2017 at 2pm - 4pm
Plymouth Labour HQ
Lockyer Hall
Alfred Street
Plymouth PL1 2RP
United Kingdom
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Luke Pollard · · 07979913975 or 01752 269180
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