In pictures: Oxford West and Abingdon – 500th poster up for Layla Moran

Thing started well when we got the 300th stakeboard up:

Photo 1 Nathan with the first stake

Photo 1 (Nathan Khan)

Then, there’s the posters.  Activist Jan Morter decided that her stakeboard couldn’t be seen at night.  So she decided to brighten up her street, which shone some light on the campaign:

Photo 2a Jans poster

 

Photo 2 Jans poster at night

Next there’s the ducks.  Duck L’Orange, the duck of Liberal Tolerance and Justice, apart from having her own twitter account (follow @duckalorangeld) has apparently produced some offspring.  A naming competition followed.  After 2 ballots and 1 recount, Crispin Daisy Duck was declared the winner:

Photo 3 Crispin Daisy Duck

Things only got better when Labour failed to stand candidates in almost half of the Council seats up for election inside the OxWAb Constituency Boundary.  Naturally, Neil Fawcett couldn’t resist another bar graph, showing why Labour cannot win in Oxford West and Abingdon:

Photo 4 Neil Bar graph

Although poor Crispin Daisy Duck fell victim to this classic squeeze campaign:

Photo 5 Crispin Daisy Duck squeeze

Meanwhile, the stake team of Nathan “Buffy” (*) Khan and Alison Jenner have been very busy turning OxWAb orange:

Photo 6 stakes going up

Photo 7 stakes going up

Photo 8 Stakes going up Alison

(* – On account of the number of stakes Nathan carries)

So much so that Baroness Sal Brinton came to visit on Monday, to see the 500th poster display go up in OxWAb:

Photo 9 Sal Brinton and Layla with campaign poster 500

To conclude, the campaign is going well, although the present of a number of Ducks suggests the campaign team, at this point, has gone bananas:

Photo 10 Duck bananas

Meanwhile, OxWAb have set a new fundraising target of £7,000.  If you can help Layla win and achieve this, please contribute here.
PS: But don’t feed the ducks 😉

* Simon Foster is a lecturer in Politics and Economics, and has published twenty-five books on Politics, PSHE and Citizenship.

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