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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 AvatarGeorge Potter 5th Jul - 9:40pm
    I think it can be said that there are lots of things the English party and the federal party in England does which regions are...
  • User AvatarMark Argent 5th Jul - 9:24pm
    Rather than create an English party, how about beefing up the present regional Lib Dem parties? That models devolution within England, which seems a wise...
  • User AvatarAlex Macfie 5th Jul - 9:23pm
    Andrew: "The Tories and Labour will try and get Tim Farron (if he is elected) on things like abortion and gay marriage" I doubt it,...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 5th Jul - 8:54pm
    Now, then. As a Yorkshireman living in Scotland I'd like to make a couple of particularist points, Number one : that picture's got nowt to...
  • User AvatarGeorge Potter 5th Jul - 8:36pm
    I don't think that there would be likely to be any local parties left behind - if any were left behind they'd probably quickly pick...
  • User AvatarMartin 5th Jul - 8:26pm
    It looks as though we could do with a further postcard from Athens soon. What will a large NO vote mean? I find it very...
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