By-election machine hits the ground running

With a double by-election likely on July 19, the Liberal Democrat by-election machine is now gearing up for action.

The Ealing Southall HQ will open on Saturday morning, near Southall station.  You’ll find it at Unit 5, Urban Hive, Grand Union way, Bridge Road, Southall, UB2 4EX

The agent will be Chris Leaman, London Campaigns Officer and agent for Sarah Teather at the last General Election. The agent in Sedgefield will be Campaigns Officer Ruth Millburn.  Chris Rennard told MPs this evening that both campaigns would be very hard fought and that we would make every possible effort over the next three weeks.  Very strong campaign teams are in place for both campaigns and candidates would be announced shortly.

UPDATE: The local websites are and

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  • You can use e-canvass to do phone canvassing for the coucnil by-election in Ealing which is already well underway. More will follow.

  • Why would we want to help in Ealing if it will help Ming?

  • Jonathan Fryer 27th Jun '07 - 11:46pm

    There is every reason to help. We came second last time and with the Tories reeling from the events of the past 48 hours, we need to hit the ground running and sprint, for the good of the party and all the values we stand for.

  • meiriongwril 27th Jun '07 - 11:50pm

    Hear – hear Jonathan; now’s not the time to whinge about the leadership, but to show we can still win!!

  • If we win it will only keep Ming in place. That is hardly good for our General Election prospects.

  • Tony Williams 28th Jun '07 - 6:18am

    “Malcontent” is a troll – ignore.

    Get yourselves over to whichever by-election is closer. So little time, so many leaflets!

  • Has the election actually been called yet?

  • Not yet,

    it will be today. 19th.

  • If the writ is moved today (or yesterday) then polling day is 19th July.
    (It is within 15 and 19 working days of the writ being moved, with the writ movement on day zero).
    Makes the 3.5 weeks we had in Hodge Hill seem like an eternity!

  • According to Conswervative Home Tony Lit will be the Conservative candidate, although he has not joined the party yet.

  • Does anybody who disagrees with the party leadership get called a “troll” on here? I am very close to Ealing Southall – I can almost spit and hit it – and I am not sure if I want to go and help. Maybe I am a troll and shouldn’t bother then.

  • I think unidentified contributors are more likely to be called trolls.

    Erlend Watson

  • The Tories have hit the ground full stop. According to they think both elections are being held on May 19!

  • When will our candidate(s) be named?

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