The LDV Saturday caption competition – Bedford mayoral sensation

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader …

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Here’s newly elected Lib Dem mayor of Bedford Dave Hodgson with party leader Nick Clegg following the sensational Lib Dem victory in the mayoral by-election – but what do you imagine they might be thinking / saying? Photo: Mark Fitzpatrick.

The winner of last week’s caption competition (according to a judging panel of one: me) – Tabman, with a highly commended placing to Simon Titley.

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  • ‘Can you get a shot for the camera that includes Dave’s beard and sandals’

  • Clegg – If I grew a beard……

  • Nick “As I once told GQ magazine, I always put in a good performance in Beds.”

  • Name supplied 17th Oct '09 - 6:34pm

    Henry Vann doing his best Nick Clegg lovechild impersonation

  • Harry Viderchi 17th Oct '09 - 6:42pm

    Ian Horner (the elderly Campaigns Officer in the background) is saying “Why the f**k has Clegg turned up, we could have been in the pub hours ago” 😉

  • NC : And if you shaved off the beard you might win next time ….

  • Ruth Bright 18th Oct '09 - 7:52pm

    Clegg: ‘For goodness sake not the biscuit question again. I told you – I like Hobnobs, Dave likes Rich Tea and Henry here will just have a nice rusk’.

  • Bedford caption competition – “Hey, I’m atalking here…who dis guy wid no rosette?…He wid you, Henry?…Then go show him how he can support our new bypass.

  • Cheryl Green 19th Oct '09 - 9:30am

    “Are you going to tell him his flies are undone Henry or shall I?

  • Yes, we pay Iain Dale a small retainer to manage Tory selection events. But we are rather hoping they take him on full time to run their General Election campaign.

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