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OxWAb selects Layla Moran

Congratulations to Layla Moran who has been selected by Oxford West & Abingdon Lib Dems as their new Parliamentary Candidate.

The Conservatives won the constituency by just 176 votes in the 2010 General Election and is one of the most winnable seats for the Lib Dems at the next election.

Layla’s selection comes just four days after the Lib Dems trounced the Conservatives in a district council by-election in Sunningwell & Wootton on a 17% swing.

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Over £6,000 raised online for Evan Harris

Regular readers of  my posts about online politics will know my scepticism of the extent to which online fundraising can work in the UK on the same scale as it does in the US (e.g. because there’s a different attitude towards supporting causes by giving money rather than time in the US and because in the UK campaigns, courtesy of their parties, usual start with a significant donor lists rather than having to create ones from scratch).

However, what it certainly can do is to catch a moment of enthusiasm and to make it easy to do that which would otherwise …

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  • User AvatarLuke Reading 27th Jul - 12:51am
    Hi Micheal My local party is the Wokingham Lib Dems and although I did study economics at A-level, I am currently studying Geography at Portsmouth....
  • User AvatarMichael BG 26th Jul - 11:51pm
    Welcome to the party, Luke (and John). You haven’t stated which is your Local Party, but if it has always been Conservative it can’t be...
  • User AvatarChristopher Haigh 26th Jul - 11:03pm
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  • User AvatarDavid Raw 26th Jul - 10:49pm
    Lorenzo And here's a special one for you. I was there in the audience (probably out of tune). Joan Baez - We Shall Overcome (BBC...
  • User AvatarKatharine Pindar 26th Jul - 10:38pm
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  • User AvatarDavid Raw 26th Jul - 10:30pm
    @ Lorenzo Was away over the weekend so sorry must have missed it. Yes, I fell for Joan Baez in a big big way back...