LDVideo ‘Sleb Special: Cyril, Scriven & Steel

A festive edition of the Voice’s occasional round-up of political videos, with three Lib Dem politicians showing, erm, quirkier sides of their personalities.

M’colleague Helen Duffett has already brought you the delights of Vince’s turn on the Strictly Come Dancing floor. But he’s by no means the first Liberal politician to hit the mainstream — here’s Sir Cyril ‘Nice One’ Smith’s famous Access ad from the 1980s:


(Also on YouTube here.)

Meanwhile, Lib Dem leader of Sheffield City Council Paul Scriven shows off his ‘Perfect’ singing skills in the service of a hotel’s internal training video. It’s attracted the ire of critics, but Paul is unrepentant:


(Also on YouTube here.)

And finally, to the best of the Voice’s knowledge no online record exists of David Steel’s foray into the recording industry accompanying Jesse Rae’s hit (the ‘s’ is silent) 1982 track, ‘I Feel Liberal Alright’. This is the closest we can get…


(Also on YouTube here.)

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2 Comments

  • Ian Sanderson (RM3) 28th Dec '10 - 10:57am

    I also remember the IKEA poster ads showing Sir Cyril sitting on one of their small settees – it looked rather like a chair to him.
    And there was Paul Potts, who won a key by-election for Bristol council for the LibDems and some years later a television talent competition – perhaps there is a clip of him out there.

    PS. Isn’t Mercure a bit upmarket for our elected representatives? I go for Ibis myself.

  • Liberal Neil 29th Dec '10 - 3:14pm

    We had a copy of I Feel Liberal – Alright in the office a few years back but I think we gave it away as a raffle prize.

    It was bl**dy awful.

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