The best combination of names on a Lib Dem joint ticket ever?

Standing for the Bridge ward of Lewes Town Council, we have:

Just glorious.

Janet was the first BaME mayor of Lewes last year.

“Today you have made history in electing someone like me,” Councillor Baah told the Council after her election. “I feel very excited, honoured and grateful to live in a town where I am respected and whose councillors have elected me to serve all the people of Lewes.

“Mayoral duties can be difficult because you have to deal with issues concerning the law and individual freedom, but I look forward to supporting everybody’s democratic rights and fighting for the needs of the whole town,” She thanked councillors for supporting her in becoming Mayor.

Baah came to Britain in 2001. She obtained a master’s degree at Brighton University and is now completing a PhD at Sussex University. Her research involves a study of the education system in a slum in Accra, the capital of Ghana.

“Janet will be a great champion for Lewes, she has already made a big impact in Malling, where she is admired for her work in the local community,” said Lib Dem Group Leader on the Town Council, John Lamb. “She will do a great job as Mayor.”

Good luck to both of them.

Do you have a better combination of names?

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24 Comments

  • John Marriott 20th Apr '19 - 8:53am

    Nothing sheepish about that duo then?

  • Richard Underhill 20th Apr '19 - 9:08am

    I married A. Woolley.

  • Hoping for a lambslide victory for both of them.

  • John Marriott 20th Apr '19 - 10:21am

    And no bleating if they lose. Hopefully not.

  • Yeovil Yokel 20th Apr '19 - 1:00pm

    Ewe cannot be serious?

  • Joseph Bourke 20th Apr '19 - 1:41pm

    My sister lived in Seaford for many years, so it is an area I know quite well. Seaford elects ten councillors and it is usually the case that if you can win Seaford, which swings between Lib-Dems and Conservatives, you control Lewes District council. Norman Baker held the Lewes parliamentary seat from 1997 until 2015.
    Libdem Councillor for Lewes Bridge Will Elliott is not standing again. Neither is Mike Chartier seeking re-election in Lewes Castle nor Alex Lambert in Seaford North.
    I do hope that the local party can run a solid campaign against Conservatives in Seaford and not just against Greens in Lewes town – otherwise it may be a case of Lambs to the slaughter.

  • John Marriott 20th Apr '19 - 1:59pm

    @Joseph Bourke
    Come on, man, where’s your sense of humour? You appear to be a lost sheep in this thread. We all need to lighten up now and again, even Lib Dem’s!

  • John Marriott,

    when it comes to against the grain comments, my motto is “you might as well be hanged for a sheep as well as a Lamb.”

  • John Marriott 20th Apr '19 - 3:54pm

    That’s more like it, Joe. Welcome to the club. However, the Lib Dems do need to shepherd their resources, especially with the prospects of multiple elections in the near future. It won’t help if they just try to ram Brexit down the electorate’s throat.

  • Nick Collins 20th Apr '19 - 4:06pm

    Shouldn’t they be standing in Canterbury, rather than Lewes?

  • David Becket 20th Apr '19 - 5:29pm

    Canvassing in a Tory area for a by-election (Brexit North Staffs) the main message is disappointment with the national tory party. The big question is will they still turn out like sheep and vote Tory, stay at home in the barn, or, with the intelligence of a collie, change their vote.

  • Perhaps they should find a hospitable local baah for a consolaTory drink …

  • Innocent Bystander 21st Apr '19 - 12:03am

    The LibDems have sometimes been accused of having woolly policies.

  • Denis Loretto 21st Apr '19 - 8:12am

    Surely this picture must appear on their leaflet –

    https://images.app.goo.gl/36NBpUoXEwg5Kvf79

  • Philip Broadbank 21st Apr '19 - 8:43am

    I don’t baahlieve it!!

  • John Marriott 21st Apr '19 - 9:35am

    So some Lib Dems DO have a sense of humour, even some of the cerebral ones like Joe Bourke and David Becket!

    These local elections will see whether the Lib Dem revival, at this level at least, continues. Over the past few years, the party, like Little Bo Peep, has lost a lot of its sheep. However, if you are familiar with the nursery rhyme, the answer is to ‘leave them alone’. They’ll ‘come home’, when they realise what’s on the other side!

  • Yeovil Yokel 21st Apr '19 - 10:52am

    Denis Loretto – I like to see her trying to deliver breech triplets in that garb!

  • Yeovil Yokel 21st Apr '19 - 10:59am

    Tip for insomniacs: count prospective Lib Dem councillors on Lewes Town Council…….

  • Peter Martin 21st Apr '19 - 11:18am

    Much of the general discontent about politics and politicians is due to a feeling that no matter how anyone votes they still end up getting fleeced!

  • Joseph Bourke 1.41 pm yesterday.

    We have a number of great candidates in Seaford, and they are running an energetic campaign. You can see who they are at https://www.leweslibdems.org.uk/may_2019_election_candidates – scroll down to below the Baah Lamb team.

  • Joseph Bourke 21st Apr '19 - 12:59pm

    Thanks for that, Rob. It looks like you have been able to get a strong team of candidates together. Good luck to Lewes Liberal Democrats in the coming elections.

  • Rob Parsons 21st Apr '19 - 1:56pm

    @Joseph Bourke thank you 🙂

  • jaune mansfield 21st Apr '19 - 3:01pm

    Presumably it is hoped that any electoral success of Ms Baah and Mr Lamb in Bridge ward will become a bellwether for future Liberal democrat successes.

  • Andrew Makinson 21st Apr '19 - 7:51pm

    Not in the same election, but in Liverpool in 1998 we elected a Lib Dem councillor called Tom Marshall, and won again the following year with Bill Deputy. Our slogan was “Vote for the Marshall and the Deputy, to chase away the cowboys.

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