Community, councillors and a cat stuck up a tree at night: the latest Liberal Democrat Party Political Broadcast

The best kind of politics is done by real people in the streets up and down the country, in living rooms, in community…

Posted by Liberal Democrats on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

If it weren’t for the really annoying backing music, this would be perfect. The music doesn’t really diminish the authenticity and positivity of these hard-working Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners. The video opens with the amazing Lauren Pemberton-Nelson showing exactly why she was such a brilliant candidate in last week’s Faraday by-election. Then there’s Anood Al-Samerai, Group Leader in Southwark, who was my go-to person to ask about problems with immigration casework when I worked for an MP.

Then there was Cllr Karen Collett from Watford talking about helping her constituents, including once going to help get a cat out of a tree at 11pm and then a beautiful piece of editing cuts to her very cute cat.

Mohammed Munir, also from Watford is next, talking about how Liberal Democrats are easy to approach, a sentiment echoed by Welsh councillor John Morris.

Leah Waters talks about the importance of serving her community.

Rhys talks about the Liberal Democrat values of freedom, equality and opportunity and then you have Tim Farron talking about the reality and practicality of proper community politics.

It’s a real back to first principles kind of broadcast, one that aims to reconnect people with their local Lib Dems. It’s nicely done. If you saw the broadcast and liked it, and you’re not already a member of the party, why not join?

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • David Allen 28th Jan '16 - 3:55pm

    Good as mood music, good as localism, good as showing who to turn to if you need to get a cat out of a tree. But can we also look beyond the silvodefelinisation issue?

  • Very nice, and we appear to have found an answer to Lynton Crosby’s dead cat strategy…

  • Victor Grayson 28th Jan '16 - 5:40pm

    This broadcast showed that liberal democrats can actually be normal people. Well done to whoever made it.

  • I think Dave Allen has taken this at a very superficial level. I thought the PPB did a good job of appearing to be about sorting local problems while getting over some important messages about our fundamental values – about empowerment, freedom and community.

  • Caron Lindsay Caron Lindsay 28th Jan '16 - 10:26pm

    @John Marriott: Are you trying to be funny?

  • R Uduwerage-Perera 28th Jan '16 - 10:40pm

    “So many women, so few men. Come on guys!”

    @John Marriott, in a way you are right, 51% of the population is female, yet males run the show practically everywhere, and consciously or unconsciously block the advancement of women. So “come on guys” move over!

    Is this what you meant to say?

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