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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 AvatarDan Falchikov 8th Oct - 10:58pm
    You know those people who used to turn up at by-elections who are so incapable that even a simple delivery is beyond them? The ones...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 8th Oct - 10:48pm
    ATOS - after Duncan Smith's work assessment fiasco ? NO NO NO. If the party hasn't the sense or the principles to recognise the folly...
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 8th Oct - 10:32pm
    In some countries people pay good money to have a photograph taken with the President or Prime Minister. They are not necessasrially members of his/her...
  • User AvatarJo Jones 8th Oct - 10:23pm
    No, No. Just NO!
  • User AvatarStuart 8th Oct - 10:20pm
    @Psi "Most of my comment on specific figures relates to tax credits" I've just done a quick scan of the above and the other thread...
  • User AvatarTom Barney 8th Oct - 9:56pm
    This, by William Empson. It was written during the Attlee government, but I quote it to myself on the election of each new government and...