Lib Dems: Lambing here

We’re kind of used to invitations to Lib Dem action days containing a hint of a reward for turning up to help. I’ve seen organisers promising all sorts of things to motivate people to deliver that extra 100 leaflets or knock on more doors. I certainly have some interesting photos of a particular candidate to release as a treat for spectacular action day performance. There have been promises of chilli (Tom Utting’s in Edinburgh Western is legendary), cake and all manner of treats to keep the army marching on its stomach.

I have to say that candidate for the Welsh Assembly seat of Montgomeryshire, Jane Dodds, has come up with the mother of all action day fun: a visit to a hill-top farm for food and frolic with little lambs.

Montgomeryshire Action Weekend

It would be great if you could join us for campaigning (and frolics with lambs) at the Montgomeryshire Action Weekend in Welshpool -On Friday 4th and Saturday 5th March – If you can make it please let me know by RSVP'ing to the event here - you!

Posted by Jane Dodds for Montgomeryshire on Monday, 8 February 2016

It’s happening on March 5th and 6th. A couple of years ago, much to my surprise, I was (probably unhealthily) obsessed with BBC’s Lambing Live so I actually went as far as looking up how long it would take me to get there (5 hours either by car or train, apparently) but I will be sensible and stay up here and campaign, although I will be expecting one of our candidates to step up on the lamb front as well.

One of the consequences of my trip to Welsh conference is that having met a lot of the wonderful people down there, I want more than ever for them to do well. I would encourage anyone who lives within reasonable travelling distance of Wales to spend some time there over the next 86 days or so. Their 5 AMs have punched well above their weight, persuading the Welsh Government to introduce and extend the Pupil Premium and getting close to enacting safe staffing levels for nurses, the first such legislation in Europe. They have held Labour’s feet to the fire very effectively as they stand up for those who really need someone on their side. The Assembly would be a much poorer place without them. They managed to avoid the sort of disaster that befell Scotland 5 years ago, but they will need help to get their message to as many voters as possible. It would be amazing if we could add people like Jane, Veronica German and Elizabeth Evans to our fantastic five AMs.

If you can go to help Jane in March, register here.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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