Doctor Who actor endorses Lib Dem candidates and compliments Ed Davey

There were some bleary eyes in many campaign headquarters yesterday after many of our campaigners had stayed up beyond midnight to see the finale of this year’s all too short series of Doctor Who. There are a lot of Doctor Who fans in this party.

They will be interested to know that actor, writer and director Nicholas Pegg, who has spent much of the past 20 years as a dalek operator on the series, has endorsed two Lib Dem candidates in Devon, where he lives. He also had some very positive things to say on Twitter about Ed Davey’s performance on Question Time this week.

He said:

I continue to be impressed by Ed Davey. He’s not a sensation-seeking populist quote machine. He’s not rising to the bait thrown by a patently partisan presenter, and he’s dealing superbly with her pugnacious interruptions. He’s a grown-up. He’s a proper politician.

His own vote in this election is going to Lib Dem Paul Arnott in order to beat the Conservative in Exmouth and Exeter East:

In the new constituency of Exmouth & Exeter East, I shall be voting for the Lib Dem candidate @paularnottLd, a well-known and well-liked Devon councillor with years of local experience. The Electoral Calculus website predicts a close run, but only Paul Arnott can beat the Tory.

He is also supporting our by-election winner Richard Foord to win in the new constituency of Honiton and Sidmouth:

In the new constituency of Honiton & Sidmouth, I’m backing
@RichardFoordLD, who famously overturned Neil Parish’s huge Tory majority two years ago in the ‘tractor porn’ by-election. The Electoral Calculus website suggests he can defeat Simon Jupp. Please help to make that happen.

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2 Comments

  • Charles A Pragnell 24th Jun '24 - 12:18am

    If Tories or others are removing boards it’s s sign they are getting worried. I remember many years ago during a General election in Shaftesbury North Dorset someone was removing Lib Dem posters. So the house holders put their posters on the Chimney stacks , you could see them for miles. I am surprised the Tories have many activists at all as many are refusing to campaign. If the Tories in particular are removing posters it’s a sign of desperation. The Lib Dem campaign is getting traction , and Ed is having a much better campaign than Swinson. From what people are telling me it feels more like a Ashdown or Kennedy campaign. The commentators suggest high forties to high sixties this time. Perhaps the Lib Dems have discovered how to maximise seats first past the post . I think the Lib Dems will cause the Tories some nasty surprises . Would love to see Chalk, Hunt, Keegan and a few other Knocked out.

  • @Charles A Pragnell. I think your comment is on the wrong thread.

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