We had identified a potential candidate, but concerns were raised as to whether he could get ten signatures.[Bangs head against wall]. Doesn't that just about tell you all you need to know about the LibDems? They don't even have the gumption to knock on doors, explain the importance of beating the BNP and get the requisite signatures. I dare say it would have taken an hour at most. To be fair to Alan, he blames it all on his local party (brave man) who he calls "complacent". As PPC, you'd have thought he might have shown a lead and gone and got the signatures himself.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Sevenoaks LibDems Give Up on Pavement Politics
You just have the love the Liberal Democrats. Flicking through my latest copy of Liberator Magazine (a sort of GQ for beards & sandals) I came across a piece by Alan Bullion, the LibDem PPC for Sevenoaks. I've known Alan for a few years. He lives near me and used to work at the New Statesman. He's a nice guy, but his attempts to explain away the LibDems' failure to stand in the Sevenoaks council by-election recently (which the BNP won) take some beating...