Although the by-election hasn’t been called yet, there are still many activists from across the region making their way regularly to Corby to give our campaign team and Jill Hope a head start.
The weather was wonderful and the routes were do-able. Both Labour and the Tories are out and about campaigning and delivering literature. This was evidenced by a number of Labour and Tory leaflets we picked up along the way – It is important therefore that what we lack in funds at this stage must be made up in regularity of delivery and a strong presence on the ground selling our message and promoting Liberal Democrats achievements in Government. This will give our campaign team in Chris Stanbra, Stuart Bray and Michael Mullaney the early advantage when competing with the Labour machine and loads of Tory money.
A strong result in Corby will send a powerful message to the public and media that we are a force to be reckoned with in British politics and that we mean business, both now during the remaining term of this coalition and beyond! It will also state our claim to having a unique identity and a unique set of policies….one which the electorate still recognise and support!
Both the Leicester and Nottingham teams bumped into one another in Corby and decided to campaign together…this led to a productive and pleasant afternoon of activity. You must try it…its good fun!
The Nottingham team consisted of Issan Ghazni, Scott Walker, Barbara Pearce and Jenny Coggles – The Leicester team consisted of Scott Kennedy-Lount and Daniel Henry.