Mike Beckett’s type of politics

Mike Beckett is the Liberal Democrat candidate for Scarborough and Whitby. He has found a novel way to tell voters about the sort of person he is – a cartoon drawn by his friend Nigel Roberts based on an original concept by Paula Dolphin. Some fascinating insights into the nature of modern politics, I’m sure you’ll agree.


Michael Beckett, My Style of Politics


Just to be on the safe side, the imprint for the cartoon is:

Legal imprint: promoted and published by Bob Jackman on behalf of Michael Beckett and the Scarborough and Whitby Liberal Democrats, all at 3 Brierley Road, Crossgates, Scarborough YO12 4JS.

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  • The guy in purple is Farage I assume. Who are the others?

  • The candidates I am up against, might also resemble their leaders slightly… I think it’s called artistic licence.

  • Daniel Henry 12th Mar '15 - 1:52am

    It’s excellent – are you actually using it as a poster or leaflet?

  • I notice Stuart Moran’s comment has been disappeared because he pointed out how poor it is.
    As was mine saying I agreed with him.

  • Good stuff! Cartoons. Locally produced instead of HQ manufactured blandness. Originality. So much better than all those robot designed, yawn-inducing things from the Western Cape.

    Well done Michael Becket !!!

  • I have to say, I thought this was satire when I first saw it. I suppose, in a way, it is, but not in the manner I thought. Or, perhaps not in the manner intended. The Con candidate’s unchallenged use of “we” and “partner”, for instance, (despite having done nothing in the strip), rang alarm bells. Still, perhaps I’m just having a Thatcher-style sense-of-humour glitch. It’s good to see imaginative forms of campaign literature out there – I’d be very interested to see what the voters’ reaction in Scarborough & Whitby is.

  • Chris Stallard 12th Mar '15 - 9:20am

    Excellent materials! Here’s to a storming fith place finish in Scarborough & Whitby!

  • Peter Watson 12th Mar '15 - 9:27am

    I agree with JohnTilley. I think the cartoon is a refreshing change from the usual election leaflets and posters, is quite funny, and makes a few points about political opponents without being overly negative. Perhaps there is even a subtle graphic distancing from the Lib Dem leadership which would appear as one more dark suit (but with a yellow tie) rather than a pullover-with-sleeves-rolled up.
    I’m a bit worried about comments disappearing on LDV though.

  • Nice try…However, at least to me, it looked that the coming response to “We did it; well done partner” was the offer of “High Fives”

  • Jayne Mansfield 12th Mar '15 - 10:04am

    The mystery deepens.

    Who started the fire in the first place, when there is no identifiable source of heat nearby?

  • John Broggio 12th Mar '15 - 10:24am

    Surely the “we did it” panel is missing a botanical backdrop of a singular floral variety?

  • Nice try, but the Great British Public isn’t actually very good at cartoons. Once upon a time the Tories put out a poster showing Tony Blair mocked up with eyes like Count Dracula’s, the famous “demon eyes” (or “demonise”!). A subsequent survey showed that a majority of the GBP thought they were looking at a LABOUR party poster!

    The stand-out frame, I fear, is the one of Farage. That will gain sympathy with Farage – which, judging from this morning’s news, is totally misplaced.

  • I thought the response to “Well done partner” wasn’t High Fives but rather “Get the hell away, glory-grabber”.

    Quite appropriate really!

  • Stevan Rose 12th Mar '15 - 8:51pm

    Paul Smyth of UKIP has found a novel way of delivering his message to voters. He had adverts appearing at the top of the Liberal Democrat Voice website. I can’t decide if we’re draining his funds or sending him voters. I clicked the link anyway.

  • Stevan Rose 12th Mar '15 - 8:55pm

    “Who started the fire in the first place,”

    UKIP of course.

  • Jayne Mansfield 13th Mar '15 - 9:06am

    Who would get rid of health and safety regulations in the workplace, so that an office fire has to be put out by what looks like beer rather than a fire extinguisher?

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