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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 AvatarHelen Dudden 28th Mar - 2:05pm
    It should not have to be classed as a vote winner, a necessity is a better word. Those of us who have anorexic experience within...
  • User AvatarWill Jackson 28th Mar - 2:02pm
    I agree with Helen, this is very depressing stuff. I'd hazard a guess that the writer has no experience whatsoever of education, other than having...
  • User AvatarAlex Sabine 28th Mar - 1:29pm
    ...nail their green credentials to the mast" Sounds rather painful ;-)
  • User AvatarStuart 28th Mar - 1:24pm
    @Roland "No Stuart, the bulk of the finance is coming from the reduction in the lifetime allowance" Not according to this :- http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/18/ed-balls-labour-pledge-cut-tuition-fees-george-osborne-labour-shot-fox The reduction...
  • User AvatarHelen Tedcastle 28th Mar - 1:18pm
    Hi Stephen, just caught up with your comment in response to me! I agree with your comments on liberalism and as we do agree on...
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    Stevan Rose You may be right but I think it may be truer to say that we may have seen the last Conservative majority under...
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