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

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  • 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!

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