It’s really, really close and this election looks like it could shape the general election. This is the time to take a stand and prove that Lib Dems can hold onto Lib Dem seats. We have good things to offer people, we have brought things to the coalition (think pupil premium and the £10,000 tax-threshold) and we have limited some of the more extreme conservative policies. But to get people to recognise this we have to get the word out and the way to do that is the way Lib Dems have always done it – in Focus leaflets and on the doorstep.
A win for Mike Thornton strengthens theLiberal Democrat voice in Government. We do not want to see a Conservative MP elected who has been critical of state education and who is against equal marriage.
There is cake (and its really really good homemade stuff). Lemon drizzle, coffee, banana bread, Victoria Sponge…..
There is nothing more invigorating or inspiring than working with other Lib Dem activists and remembering what it really means to belong to a democratic grass-roots based party like the Lib Dems. It makes you remember all the things we’ve always fought for, are still fighting for and will continue to fight for: issues like civil liberties, human rights and fairness.
* Ruth Edmonds is a Liberal Democrat activist from the Derbyshire Dales. She has worked in Simon Hughes' office. She is about to go up to Brasenose College, Oxford to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics.