“You can get through if you’ve got love” – a Party Election Broadcast with a difference

Love and tenderness are not words you generally associate with Party Election Broadcasts.

Our one, to be broadcast tonight is the exception. Ed Davey tells his story of life as a carer for his mum and his son. He talks about the millions in similar situations, keeping going with love. That, he says, is who I will fight for every day. It’s just incredible.

From The Guardian

Davey told the Guardian that the decision to allow himself to be filmed at home and with his son followed a “long chat” with his wife, Emily, and was intended to help highlight the issues faced by carers.

“It’s not always been comfortable, talking about that, but it’s a serious message,” he said. “It’s just telling my story and hoping – because there are millions of people like me – that I can bring the caring issue out of the shadows. It’s been in the shadows for far too long.”

There is not a dry eye in LDV Towers.

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  • Big Tall Tim 5th Jun '24 - 9:44pm

    Got my neck hairs raised. Very special.

  • My wife who has little interest in politics was visibly moved when watching the broadcast. One of the few times she has ever watched a PPB all the way through. Just shows Ed as a real person who cares.

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