LDVideo: “Come to Oldham” edition

A twin travelogue treat to tempt Lib Dems to go and help in the Oldham East and Saddleworth election rerun:

If you choose your delivery round carefully, you can see some pretty scenery in the constituency – Chris Davies MEP gives us a glimpse of the countryside while urging us to turn up soon:

Video also available on Youtube here.

Next, Lib Dem President-elect Tim Farron takes us behind the scenes at Campaign HQ – those leaflets won’t deliver themselves…

Video also available on YouTube here.

Full details and directions to Oldham East and Saddleworth campaign HQ are here.

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  • Who knew that the party had so many excellent tv presenters?

    I’ve got to agree that the prettiest delivery rounds I’ve ever done are here.

    Any sign of Peter Mandelson in the area?

  • I am thinking of standing as an Independent Liberal Democrat – opposed to the cuts etc and Tory policy supported the the Lib Dem Traitors and standing for true Liberal principles and beliefs.
    At the next election I am hoping there will be scores of Liberal Democrat anti-coalition cnadidates

  • Foregone Conclusion 17th Nov '10 - 10:42pm

    What Huw Dawson said. Very glad that he’s my representative in Europe, which almost counterbalances the fact than one of my other MEPs is Nick Griffin.

  • Anthony Aloysius St 18th Nov '10 - 8:22am

    Why is this a by-election “we absolutely must win”?

  • Daniel Jones 18th Nov '10 - 2:53pm

    Given Elwyn’s baffling response to queries on is stance on tuition fees (That finanial requirements of the nation require him to break the pledge – Confusing given that the cuts do not save money, they merely transfer them to other books), I cannot say I will be heading to Oldham. Our local Liberal Youth made it clear, we will not aid candidates who are unwilling to fight for the pledge.

    Perhaps this is harsh on Elwyn, for he alternative is that Labur or the Tories win which is equally bad if not worse in many ways. I just cannot move away from the fact I expect so much better from our people because we were meant to be different. Labour being hypocritical opportunists or the Tories swinging ideological axes around the place and ignoring the harm are to be expected, people know what they are getting, but I canot bring myself to help another Lib Dem to disappoint me. I wish those going the best of luck and hope they have a fun time.

  • Huw Dawson,

    “Also, winning there would silence the “Lib Dems DOOOOOOOOOOMED” columnists for a time.”

    For goodness sake, don’t say things like that! We don’t want Clegg hailing a Lib Dem victory as an endorsement of the “coalition”! You might put people off helping!

    In byelections, candidates don’t have opinions, the script is written for them by their minders. Whatever Elwyn Watkins may or may not privately think about student tuition fees and the “coalition”, he is not going to be allowed to tell us. It would be nice if the rebels could all make highly conspicuous visits and the collaborators stay away. And if canvassers wore “Stuff Clegg” stickers – no, that would be overdoing it.

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