Inside a Liberal Democrat Action day – with Stephen Lloyd and the Eastbourne team

Ever wondered what happens on a Lib Dem action day? Lots of phoning voters, leafletting, delivering and stuffing envelopes. Eastbourne Liberal Demcorat candidate and MP till Parliament was dissolved Stephen Lloyd produced this video of an action day last month. It’s full of people who talk about why they have come along to help.

He’s holding more tomorrow and Sunday. If you are near Eastbourne and can make it, please sign up here or go along at 10 am.

As Stephen said in a recent email to supporters:

You’ll have seen my various emails and Facebook posts about our regular election Action Days. They’re great fun, there’s always plenty of cake/sandwiches etc, and the morale and momentum is just brilliant. Literally hundreds of local people have come forward over the last few months to help me stay our towns MP. Really humbling and I’m terribly grateful.

Remember folks – The Tories may have the money but in Eastbourne – we have the People!

It looks like great fun.

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  • Goodness that temple of learning Willingdon.

    “Bring me my bow of burning gold!
    Bring me my arrows of desire!
    Bring me my spear: o clouds unfold!
    Bring me my chariots of fire!
    I will not cease from mental fight;
    Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
    Till we have built Jerusalem
    In England’s green and pleasant land”

  • Nick Collins 17th Apr '15 - 4:14pm

    @ Manfaring: Fetch them yourself.

  • Nick
    The customs won’t let me through with them.

  • Nick Collins 17th Apr '15 - 4:58pm

    Manfaring. So our border controls are working after all; Mr. Farage will be pleased. perhaps you can get the Barmy Army to smuggle them in for you, on their way back from the West Indies. BTW in case you’re not listening W Indies are currently 160 for five.

  • A draw I believe.
    Cricket is almost unknown here but Vichai owns the Foxes.

  • Nick Collins 18th Apr '15 - 8:55pm

    So where are you? if cricket is almost unknown there, I guess that not many of your neighbours will have read John Major’s excellent book “More Than A Game” about the early years thereof. Noting that the game did not take root in North America, he recalls:

    “when I carefully explained the game to President George Bush (Senior), his eyes swivelled when he realised that a
    match could last five days and yet still not produce a winner”.

    But , for those who followed it, the match which ended yesterday was an example of a fascinating match , full of interest and talking points, lasting the full five days with an exciting finish ending in a draw.

    You’ll have to enlighten me about Vichal and the Foxes; where I come from, The Foxes are a team in the Thursday night quiz in my “local”

  • Nick,
    I am ” somewhere’s east of Suez, where the best is like the worst,
    Where there ain’t no Ten Commandments an’ a man can raise a thirst”
    John Major once stayed at the Oriental Hotel, I aked an Orental hotel worker
    who was my student at the time,” Have you seen John Major?” Why she said,
    “Is he a friend of yours?’
    English soccer is very popular here and there is a shop at the Siam Center shy-train station
    with all the Foxes stuff (Leicester City)
    Some from the Indian community here play cricket but beyond them and a few expats
    cricket is unknown. I may however try to promote stoolball here which could be a big hit.

  • sky- train (must get new glasses soon)

  • Nick Collins 19th Apr '15 - 10:32am

    Stool ball is still played, although it’s a minority taste, in parts of South East England. One suggestion is that cricket may have evolved from stool ball.

    When you first quoted “Jerusalem”, were you aware that it has become the custom in England, since 2005, for each day’s play in a Test Match to be preceded by that song (or is it a hymn?). Some England fans (aka the Barmy Army) have begun to carry that tradition on tour with them; some of them gave an a capello rendering thereof on each morning of the recent test. Hence my earlier comments.

    If you’re going to start quoting Kipling, I suppose some of those who are running election campaigns are just about at the stage where it might be helpful to remember the line about “If you can keep your head when all around are losing theirs and blaming it on you”. But the last line may need revising!

  • Richard Underhill 11th Aug '15 - 5:35pm

    Maidstone candidate Jasper Gerard had lunch with his mentor Stephen LLoyd in Eastbourne after 7 May.
    As they came out two teenage girls did a selfie with Stephen Lloyd.
    Everybody in Eastbourne knows someone who has been helped by Stephen Lloyd.

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