South West pro-European Network
What is this website?
This site is one of a set of sites intended to cover the whole of the UK (index page) to help you find and work with the relevant pro-Europe groups in your area. So it is part of UKPEN.eu. You can navigate to your area using the drop-down menus at the top right (PC) or top left (mobile devices). Please send any comments or requests for editing permissions to swproeurnet at gmail.com
What is it for?
The idea behind this work is that we need to see who we are, where we are and who our neighbours are. This is essential to plug the gaps in our network and to be ready for any new chance to vote. The constituency pages (there's a provisional example of a relatively well filled out constituency page here, Aberconwy (example in SW to follow)) are supposed to help everyone get to grips with
- the important task of corresponding with MPs to make our wishes and feelings known. You can get help doing this either through the national campaigns Represent Us, and Best for Britain, or by plugging in to their targeted operations in particular constituencies, and throughout constituencies in this part of the UK.
- developing maps right down to ward level to help activists cover their streets with leaflets and door to door conversations, and to keep a log of where they have been and where they have not been, whichever organisation or group they are working for. These resources can be held off this site, but the more linked up they are here, the more they can be shared across different groups working in the same area.
How do I use it?
To find what constituency you live in use this tool: https://mapit.mysociety.org/. The constituency index page lists the constituencies alphabetically and by area. It can be used to navigate through to area and individual constituency pages. There are also links to lists on spreadsheets which can be used to help divide up the task of posting messages and news on all the Facebook groups throughout the region. Join your constituency group and start work for Europe! Join your national or area group to take part in events and discussions. The main national or area groups in the South West are listed below, for more local groups follow the links to sub-pages.
- Best for Britain (all regional facebook groups see here)
To get alerts on your MP's activity in Westminster use "They work for you" https://www.theyworkforyou.com/alert/
In the South West there are:
4 counties, 7 unitary authorities, and 55 Westminster constituencies, organised here in three areas. Best for Britain puts Gloucestershire in with two counties from the West Midlands. Here instead it is grouped with Bristol and its surrounding unitary authorities. The Best for Britain regions can be seen on this map. Numbers in brackets are group member numbers as of March 2018 unless otherwise specified.
(18 constituencies. Represent Us Region 4.)
Area map and constituency index here.
- Best for Britain Cornwall and Devon: https://www.facebook.com/groups/847498962086560/ (66)
- Young European Movement Devon and Cornwall: https://www.facebook.com/groups/YEMDevonAndCornwall/ (106)
- Cornwall for Europe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CornwallForEurope/ (270) https://www.cornwallforeurope.org/
- https://www.facebook.com/CornwallForEurope/ (276 likes)
- Devon for Europe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DevonForEurope/ (851) https://www.devonforeurope.org/
- European Movement Devon: https://www.facebook.com/groups/719295388257987/ (91)
- South Devon for Europe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1826511647597246/ (23)
Above: OS. Below: BfB
(13 constituencies. Part of Represent Us Region 5 )
Area map and constituency index here.
- Best for Britain Somerset [Bristol Wiltshire] and Dorset: https://www.facebook.com/groups/760025707539458/ (116)
- Somerset loves Europe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Somerset4Europe/ (205) http://www.somersetloveseurope.org.uk/
- North Somerset Open Britain: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nsopenbritain/ (85), http://openbritain-northsomerset.co.uk.
- Dorset for Europe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DorsetForEurope/ (463) https://www.facebook.com/DorsetforEurope/
- West Dorset for Europe: https://www.facebook.com/WDorset4EU/ (141 likes)
- Bournemouth for Europe: https://www.facebook.com/bournemouthforeurope
- Bournemouth #More in Common (Hope not Hate): https://www.facebook.com/groups/1837200029855620/ (120)
Area Map and constituency index here.
- Best for Britain Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire (see UKPEN West Midlands)
- Best for Britain [Somerset] Bristol Wiltshire and [Dorset]: https://www.facebook.com/groups/760025707539458/ (116)
- Bath for Europe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bathforeurope/ (976)
- Bristol for Europe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BristolForEurope/ (608) https://www.facebook.com/bristolforeurope
Gloucestershire European Forum
- [Glostays: https://www.facebook.com/groups/glostays/]
For identifying the other groups there is one of a series of 48% index groups in a closed group here:
- The 48% - South West Groups Index: https://www.facebook.com/groups/256453468103895/
Its "sister" news and discussion group (to keep such items off the index) is here:
- The 48% - South West Groups Discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/122713058279535/ (64)