Here’s what 38 Degrees-er Susan had to say: “I was worried that people would be rude or sick of people knocking on their doors trying to win votes. But I was surprised at how many people were delighted to see us and said thank you! They like the idea that we’re just trying to get as many people voting as possible, regardless of who it’s for.”
Since the election, the Professor has been working hard to crunch the data. The results have just come in. In Hove, we increased voter turnout by 1-2%!
That’s democracy at its best – knowing that your vote can make a difference, and going out and using it. And now we have scientific proof that 38 Degrees members helped make democracy in the UK stronger.
I couldn’t be prouder of what we did together. Having the report sitting on my desk as I write this email reminds me of the power of 38 Degrees. One person alone couldn’t have pulled this off, but that’s why at 38 Degrees, millions of us come together to make change happen.
So what next? In the New Year, I’ll be speaking to 38 Degrees-ers and politicians about how to use these results. We’ll be ready so that if we want to, we can launch a huge voter turnout campaign at a moment’s notice.
Check out the Use Your Vote Report, General Election 2017 here:
38 Degrees is independent from political parties – we run campaigns which are decided by our members voting on the issues they most care about. You can read more about why we’re independent from political parties here: