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Katy Brand and Emma Kennedy back Lib Dems for European elections

Celebrity endorsement for the Lib Dems in the European elections:

https://twitter.com/KatyFBrand/status/1128576813289082880

And Emma Kennedy joined in:

https://twitter.com/EmmaKennedy/status/1128680088990552071

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Cllr Ruth Dombey writes: In memory of David MacDonald

Where to begin?

A young man of 28 – with his whole life ahead of him – has had that life cruelly and unexpectedly snatched away. It’s hard to find the right words.

Dave MacDonald was truly special. As the emails and Facebook comments pour in from across the country, we all remember his kindness, his generosity and his boundless enthusiasm.

He was a tireless campaigner and set himself the highest standards.The trouble is he then expected the same from everyone else – and would never take no for an answer. I had barely had time to make myself a cup of tea during the recent Grove byelection Polling Day, take two gulps and he was pushing me out the door again.

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Sad news: Sutton and Cheam’s organiser David MacDonald dies at 28

I was very sad to see this announcement from Simon Drage, London Lib Dems’ Liaison Officer, on Facebook today. It’s reproduced with his permission:

Very sadly David MacDonald who until recently was Constituency Manager for Paul Burstow and Organiser for Sutton and Cheam, as well as a Vauxhall Member, died following an epileptic seizure on Saturday. David was an energetic campaigner and a generous friend. He went out of his way to help his colleagues across London and beyond and as well as his duties in Sutton took on being the parliamentary candidate for his home town of Burton this year. He was also elected by his fellow constituency organisers to be their representative on the staff liaison committee. He had formidable skills running committee rooms, most recently helping run one of the committee roooms in the successful campaigns in the Wallington South by-election (in Carshalton & Wallington) and the Grove by-election (Kingston).

The response to Simon’s message has shown that David, who was just 28, was very well loved and respected by colleagues all over the country. They speak of someone who was always willing to give help and guidance. I know that many of you reading this will know David. Please feel free to share your own memories, or pay tribute, in the comments.

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    @Peter Martin: No-one was saying that at all, except maybe @Adam who is relying on BtL comments on news articles which cannot be taken as representative of anyt...
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    @ Chris, Adam and David, So can we all agree (except perhaps Alex ) that being in favour of the EU does require uncritical support? This is a big problem...
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    @Adam: I rarely read BtL comments in newspaper articles as they tend not to be representative of public opinion. All I can say is that such opinions as you have...
  • Adam
    "Given the avalanche of unending and captious criticism of the EU from the pro-Brexiteer nationalist establishment prior to Brexit, it’s scarcely surprising t...
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    Peter Martin, "In practice, we seldom, if ever, see any criticism of the EU from its supporters." Yeah, yeah, yeah. When the Tories make a political broa...