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Libby Local, Episode 12: “Vox Pops”

“No I won’t vote for you,” the man growled as he began to shut the door in my face.

“Why…” I began to say.

“In a word,” he snarled, “Jewellery Tax.”

And the door was slammed shut. I was rather glad.

It was the last doorstep of the day and overall it had been a good afternoon. I’d met a lot of retired people, mothers at home for half-term and home workers. And a good number had pledged their votes.

The evening was spent with Melissa putting my Focus newsletter together. It was rather fun. I’d gathered a fair few vox …

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Libby Local, Episode 11: “Door knocking”

“It’s lovely to see a face on the door step.”

The genial middle-aged woman had invited me out of the bitter cold into her hall after I had explained that I was standing for in the May elections.

“And it’s lovely to see someone under fifty in politics,” she added.

It took me a little time to extract myself from her house, but I walked away with a promise of her vote and completed survey form. I felt distinctly cheerful, which was quite a turnaround as the day had not started well.

After a hectic morning trying to catch up …

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Opinion: ‘l’iberalism and ‘L’iberalism

Rumours in the Telegraph this weekend of a rebrand, a name change, a leadership challenge? Notwithstanding the dubious origins of a story attempting to rub salt on wounds open since 1988 I mulled over the possibilities. Having debunked 2 assertions in the article I didn’t even bother to consider the prospect of a leadership challenge.

Would we ditch the freedom bird for scales of justice? Considering the People’s Justice Party and more recently the Jury Team used scales, I should hope not.

And renaming the party to include the word “social”? Some members in my local party born after …

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  • User Avatarmalc 1st Mar - 8:47pm
    The national polls in Sundays papers have the LibDems at 6% and 8%, basically where they have been for many months. During the week Scottish...
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 1st Mar - 8:46pm
    Erm, sorry, no it wasn't, it was £9,000... never mind then.
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 1st Mar - 8:32pm
    @Simon Shaw- stuart is talking in relation to the situation in 2012, when the fee level was £6,000 anyway.
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 1st Mar - 8:29pm
    @Simon Shaw. But your MP voted against the increase in tuition fees, so why would the voters mention it to you? I have not engaged...
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 1st Mar - 8:18pm
    @Stuart Others can view the chart, should they so wish, and form their own view. You still haven't answered my question, so, for the third...
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 1st Mar - 8:16pm
    @Simon Shaw. I really hope you're not making a self-fulfilling prophecy. I at any rate have more than zero intention of voting Liberal Democrat in...
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