The following is a list of fully functioning For Britain branches and the contact details of the chair of each branch. There are new branches waiting in the wings for volunteers, so please get in touch with email@example.com if you are interested in helping to bring For Britain nationwide.
Chesterfield Kerrie Webb firstname.lastname@example.org
Flintshire and Wrexham Nick Rider ForFlintshire@mail.com
Leeds Anne Murgatroyd email@example.com
Lincoln Stewart Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
London Janet Underwood ForLondon@mail.com
Manchester Michael Burns ForBritainMcr@outlook.com
Milton Keynes Jeff Wyatt email@example.com
N/NE Lincolnshire Michael Speakman firstname.lastname@example.org
Norfolk Geoff Wilson email@example.com
Sandwell Darryl Magher ForSandwell@gmail.com
Tees Valley Kevin Brack firstname.lastname@example.org
West Cumbria Richard Mawdsley email@example.com
Swindon Ian Baxter firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheshire Brian Silvester email@example.com
Hartlepool Karen King firstname.lastname@example.org
You are allowed to put a leaflet through a letterbox as long as no-one has told you not to.
Always push leaflets completely through the letterbox.
Some houses don’t have letterboxes and some are hard to find. Mailboxes can sometimes be on gates and gateposts.
Beware of dogs who may lurk in silence behind letterboxes. Don’t push leaflets through with your fingers – use a wooden spoon or spatula.
Respect people’s property, don’t walk over gardens or directly in front of windows. Always close gates behind you.
Do not put leaflets on cars, it can lead to accusations of damage and it annoys motorists.
You need permission to leaflet on private property including shopping centres and their car parks. (You can ask for permission but are unlikely to get it). You can stand in the street to distribute political leaflets without permission from anyone, but you must not obstruct the footpath.
Be aware there may be doors to properties round the side or back where there are flats, back to backs and semis disguised as detached houses.
You represent For Britain so be pleasant and aware of your behaviour at all times. Do not respond to any abuse, always be polite. Note addresses to miss out in future.
Please read our advice on social media here.
Quick Guide to Setting Up a Branch
For Britain needs to develop a network of branches to cover the whole of the UK. To set up a new branch requires a minimum of two members in the same area who agree to work together. Both need to be full members, i.e. paying a monthly subscription. We at email@example.com are actively trying to pair people up and have people waiting for partners in many places across the country.
After they have agreed to share contact details, the two members get in touch with each other and decide which of them will be the initial Chairman and Secretary, to get the branch started. A minimum of two branch officers are needed to start a branch but if a third member is willing to help, there can also be a Membership Secretary. Once the branch has become fully established (6 months – a year) a branch can hold a meeting to allow branch members to elect their branch officers – this will give all branch members the opportunity to stand for election.
Janet Underwood, Branch Organiser, then sends them Branch Officer Declaration and Data Protection forms to sign and return. They are asked to submit a CV (a brief general life and work history, any previous political experience and any special skills that may be helpful to the party would be fine) and any social media accounts are vetted for respectability.
When this process is successfully completed by both members, the branch can be officially registered, contact details will be posted on the member’s section of the website and the Chairman will be sent a list of members in the area that it has been agreed that their branch will cover. We are currently working on postcode areas but in the future it may be necessary for branches to follow constituency boundaries, (although branches may then cover several Parliamentary constituencies).
The new branch can then make contact by email with members in their area and invite them to an initial meeting. Anne Marie will be happy to attend this. Venues should be private for official branch meetings. The main functions of a branch are to campaign and spread the party message by leafleting, street stalls, canvassing etc., to retain members and recruit new ones, to become aware of and get involved in local issues, to stand candidates in elections and to fundraise for campaign and other expenses. Training and mentoring will be provided where appropriate.
We have separate guidance on the specific roles of Chairman and Secretary and help and support is available. Please step forward if you can – it’s not hugely time-consuming, it’s often fun and ….. your country needs you!
Branch Social Media Guidelines
Every branch running social media accounts is representing the party. While you must still make it clear on your profile that you do not directly represent the national party, it is still important to stick to party policy and follow the guidelines below.
Creating New Social Media Accounts
When creating a new branch social media account, please report it to the party contact who assisted you in setting up the branch. This allows us to keep track of the accounts which represent our party.
The Purpose of Your Social Media Account
Branch social media accounts should be run with the following purposes:
It is good practice to put a disclaimer on your branch account, stating that for official enquiries, people should visit the official party website www.forbritain.uk – and that your account is representative of your local branch.
Importance of Following These Guidelines
Knowingly breaching our guidelines on social media is a serious matter, and users who do so may be subject to disciplinary action. This may include a suspension or expulsion from the party.
If you see other branch accounts violating our policy, please be sure to inform a representative of the national party so the problem can be rectified.
Most importantly, remember that everything you post online will reflect on the party. Before posting, ask yourself ‘could this harm our party or movement?’.