Congratulations Ed and Russell! AKA The Lib Dem Wedding of the Year

ConffetiCongratulations from all at Lib Dem Voice to Ed Fordham and Russell Eagling, who were married yesterday, Saturday 5th July. Their happy day made the local paper:

Campaigner Ed Fordham, a beaten candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn at the 2010 General Election, married his partner of 17 years, the former Fortune Green councillor Russell Eagling. The ceremony took place at the Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel in Hampstead.

The pair got engaged in Parliament Square after Ed Fordham went down on one knee in front of a crowd of more than 1,000 gathered to celebrate the granting of marriage rights to LGBT people in England and Wales.

Among the gathering were a host of Liberal Democrat politicians, relatives and Father Andrew Cain, of St James in West Hampstead, who married his same sex partner of 14-years two weeks ago.

Mr Fordham, 43, who lives with Mr Eagling, 36, in Quex Road, Kilburn, had his own Twitter hashtag for the event: #Ed&Russell and #Married5thJuly

And here are the happy couple, courtesy of the Lib Dems’ leader in the London Assembly, @CarolinePidgeon:

Confetti photo by Juan Antonio Capo

Read more by or more about , , or .
This entry was posted in News.


  • 2 people get married – and er .. the news is?

  • Caron Lindsay Caron Lindsay 7th Jul '14 - 7:54am

    Well, when they are well known and loved figures in the Liberal Democrats, it is news and unsurprising that a Lib Dem focused site should carry it.

    And why shouldn’t we report on happy, personal stuff?

  • Caron Lindsay Caron Lindsay 7th Jul '14 - 9:57am

    It will be on LDV, Jennie. You can be sure of that…

  • Liberal Neil 7th Jul '14 - 5:31pm

    Don’t worry Richard – it’s not a competition – just enjoy doing it your way 🙂

  • Many congratulations to Ed & Russell! They have certainly done the whole thing in great style!

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?


Recent Comments

  • User AvatarRoger Lake 23rd Aug - 8:35am
    Michael BG and Thomas: (More apologies from me -- I am Roger above. My name used to appear automatically, and I did not realise the...
  • User AvatarNeil Sandison 23rd Aug - 8:18am
    EXPATS Corbyns policies on nationalisation are popular .This may be true until they get to know what the real costs will be and the loss...
  • User AvatarNonconformistradical 23rd Aug - 8:09am
    @Mack "Oh, come on. Have you forgotten the list of people who have been convicted and fined and even gone to prison for breaking electoral...
  • User Avatarpmknowles 23rd Aug - 7:55am
    @Mack Because the referendum was advisory a lot of the sting was taken out of what the Electoral Commission could do in terms of punishment....
  • User AvatarGeoffrey Dron 23rd Aug - 2:43am
    @John Marriott - LibDems need to do some research in Southport, Cheadle and Harrogate to establish why they no longer hold these N of England...
  • User AvatarThomas 23rd Aug - 1:54am
    TCO - I think the German selective school system, if applied in a heavily class-divided society like Britain, can lead to the class-based separation of...
Sat 24th Aug 2019
Thu 29th Aug 2019
Mon 9th Sep 2019