More historic footage of Liz Truss

Well, the BBC is really helping us to build up our profile of the young Liz Truss. (See Andy Boddington’s post yesterday and mine on Wednesday, with all your comments.)

And guess who she is leafleting with in this video….

Who else can you spot? It even includes a brief glimpse of Glee Club.

* Mary Reid is a contributing editor on Lib Dem Voice. She was a councillor in Kingston upon Thames, where she is still very active with the local party, and is the Hon President of Kingston Lib Dems.

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  • Neil Fawcett 22nd Jul '22 - 9:18am

    Not only is she leafleting with Dr Pack and Cllr Prater, but I designed the leaflet she’s handing out 😉

  • Plenty of familiar faces to be seen, although I can’t remember all the names. Couldn’t spot Mary and myself in the crowd.

    We used to commute to Brighton. so missed early morning and evening sessions.

  • Catherine Furlong 22nd Jul '22 - 11:34am

    It’s not a clip from the Glee Club, it’s the Liberal Revue.

  • Mark Smulian 22nd Jul '22 - 12:08pm

    Almost at the end there is a brief clip of the late Ralph Bancroft performing with Paul Seddon (and someone else who’s not really visible) in the Liberal Revue.

  • Ruth Bright 22nd Jul '22 - 4:39pm

    This is nearly 30 years ago and in the footage Mark Pack, Caroline Pidgeon, James Gurling and a number of others hardly look any different. Is there some Lib Dem elixir of eternal
    youth?

  • Anne Winstanley 23rd Jul '22 - 7:54am

    David Chidgey seen in part behind the stage. He’d won Eastleigh in by-election in June that year.

  • David ROGERS 23rd Jul '22 - 5:27pm

    Some personal historical reminiscences of these people and places:

    With due deference to Neil Fawcett’s role in its design, the location of the Prater/Truss/Pack leaflet action in the grounds of the Royal Pavilion reminds me that it is within the ward I represented on East Sussex CC from 1977 and Brighton BC from 1979 – although by 1994 I had moved to Newhaven, being elected there from 1989-2013.

    This is also true of the (very) nearby Dome, featured towards the end of the Newsnight report as the performance venue for the Revue. That stage also saw the formal declaration of my election victory over Tory bigwig Stanley Theobald in 1977. And three years earlier, shortly before I moved to Brighton, it had been the scene of Abba’s Eurovision triumph…

    In passing, and as a ‘fan’ of the much-missed Liberal Revue, I must agree with the comments of Catherine Furlong and Mark Smulian above!

    On the monarchy debate itself, I remember that young-looking Norman Baker, whose view I supported when it came to the vote. Two years previously I had been his Agent for the 1992 General Election, which at one point we thought we would win, before support drifted back to John Major’s candidate in the final week. We had to wait a few years more until 1997 for his triumph in Lewes constituency, followed by his eighteen years of service to that area.

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