Lynne Featherstone’s honeycomb surprise

MPs’ offices get stacks and stacks of mail. Every day all manner of things arrive, from invitations, to big glossy brochures from various organisations, to letters from constituents, to replies from letters written to various Government bodies on behalf of local residents, to thank you cards when problems have been resolved.

Today, Lynne Featherstone’s constituency office received a special surprise in the post. Ben and Jerry’s, in conjunction with Stonewall, had produced a specially designed ice cream tub, complete with the Equality Minister’s photograph and the title Lynne Honeycomb, to show the company’s support for Equal Marriage. Sadly for her office staff, it didn’t actually contain any ice cream, though.

 

 

Ben and Jerry’s website has a section devoted to Equal Marriage with a link to the Home Office’s consultation on the issue and describes their joint work with Stonewall to raise awareness of the importance of marriage quality. They’ve even renamed their Apple Pie flavour Appley Ever After for the time being.

If you haven’t yet responded to the Government’s consultation, you have until 14th June to do so – don’t leave it till the last minute like I did for the Scottish equivalent.

In other equal marriage related news, the Equality Network in Scotland is encouraging Scots to write to their MSPs in support of Equal Marriage in the month before the SNP Government decides how it will respond to the Scottish consultation. Interestingly, this attracted over 60,000 responses, almost three times the amount garnered by the SNP’s consultation on the independence referendum which attracted 21,000. You may be interested to know that the SNP itself has more than 20,000 members.

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

Read more by or more about , , , , or .
This entry was posted in News.
Advert

6 Comments

  • Richard Dean 16th May '12 - 2:50pm

    Ooops. I got completely the wrong impression from the title of this article. Still, I’m as weak as the next person when it comes to this way of advertizing things. What fun it must be to drive a tractor!

  • Media stunt of UTTER WIN! Bless’em.

  • Elliot Bidgood 17th May '12 - 1:42am

    Thanks for the information about the govt consultation, Carol, hadn’t heard about that. Just filled it out.

  • Bless ’em – and shows that it’s good and human to stick to core liberal values.
    If only it could go on sale!

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarIan 21st Nov - 3:09pm
    Both of these articles are worth reading. The bottom line is that we have become irrelevant with our obsession with defending the status quo, at...
  • User Avatarnvelope2003 21st Nov - 2:48pm
    I wonder how those people who do work, even if they prefer to do so, will feel if there are millions of people living off...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 21st Nov - 2:36pm
    There's seems to be an argument on this thread that tax avoidance is too easy because the tax system is too complicated. I'd dispute that....
  • User AvatarJames Brough 21st Nov - 2:12pm
    Am I being unduly cynical in noting that the one person to defend Lord Rennard is also the one person to refer to him as...
  • User Avatarpaul barker 21st Nov - 1:56pm
    Thanks for these informative article. Does anyone know whats happening with our Sister Party in Germany, The FDP ? The context is very different but...
  • User Avatarpaul barker 21st Nov - 1:37pm
    Clearly the issue with Rennard has not gone away, it is still causing pain & damaging The Party. Perhaps its time to think realistically about...