Sunday, 27 February 2011

Local man at the heart of referendum campaign in East Grinstead

Local Payroll Manager, Tony Joannou-Coetzee, is to campaign for a Yes vote on May the 5th in East Grinstead. Aged 47 and based in East Grinstead he has been recognised by the Yes to Fairer Votes campaign as one of 100 leading "Faces for Change".

With the AV bill finally on the statute book the Yes campaign has stepped up a gear across the nation with Tony leading the push as the campaign looks to speak directly to millions of voters and build on the lead it has developed in recent polls of the public.

Explaining his support for the campaign Tony detailed his story.

"In an effort to engage our local Conservative MP, I enquired about his thoughts on the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill and was dismayed to discover that he will oppose it. His belief that the current system, having "stood the test of time", shows a lack of appreciation that this is simply because no alternative, until now, has been made available for the electorate to decide upon".

Conversely Tony, a prospective Liberal Democrat District Councillor, will be active in his support for this overhaul that has been long overdue. Tony, along with other AV supporters pictured, will do everything possible to make sure that the votes of all the electorate really do matter!
National Campaign Chair Katie Ghose said:

"We're delighted to have people like Tony at the heart of our movement"

"The stories of why people like Tony get involved are the real force behind the campaign. This isn't about party politics. This is about ordinary people showing why we've got to win on May 5th"

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