Tales from the Campaign Trail: Danny Alexander to the rescue

As we settle down for our afternoon cup of tea, I thought it would be good to share an uplifting tale from the campaign trail.

The other day, Lib Dem Chief Secretary to the Treasury was canvassing in the Wimbledon Park by-election for candidate Dave Busby.

While he was there, he came across a woman who found herself locked in her flat. She was able to escape after she passed the keys to Danny through the letterbox so he could unlock the door for her.

I hope she’s voting for Dave tomorrow.

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

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  • Nicola Prigg 2nd May '12 - 3:03pm

    how do you lock yourself in?

  • David Evans 2nd May '12 - 3:28pm

    Could she teach Danny how to do it? 😉

  • Nicola PriggMay 02 – 3:03 pm…….how do you lock yourself in……….

    The mind boggles! Actually, in view of some of DA’s recent utterances, perhaps only someone capable of ‘locking themself in’ would vote for someone endorsed by DA.

  • “how do you lock yourself in?”

    How indeed? I suspect someone may have been pulling DA’s leg – in which case they will be very gratified to see this article!

  • Richard Dean 2nd May '12 - 4:36pm

    This story sounds like there’s more to be told! A job for our intrepid free press?

  • Caron Lindsay Caron Lindsay 2nd May '12 - 5:11pm

    The very first thing I asked when I found out about this was “how do you look yourself in?” Apparently if someone else goes out and deadlocks the door from outside, you can’t get out so she had to pass the keys through the letterbox for Danny to undo the deadlock to gain her freedom.

  • When I used to rent in Tower Hamlets, my landlady locked me in more than once, so it certainly can be done. In my case that then involved clambering out of a window trying not to look like a burglar!

  • This is an experience I had in Bude, North Cornwall 17 or 18 years ago, in a byelection, as I remember it. An elderly lady locked in her bungalow, and she, like Danny’s case, passed the keys through the letterbox to me!

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