YouTube 'cos we want to: by-election special

by Stephen Tall on July 25, 2009

Welcome to the weekend edition of our LDV feature, rounding up some of the best/worst/most curious political videos doing the rounds. What could be more approrpiate today than to take the theme of by-elections?

First up, let’s cast our minds back some 47 years: to Orpington, scene of perhaps the most famous Liberal by-election victory of all, when Eric Lubbock was elected the Liberal party’s sixth MP:

And now a slight change of tack – BBC2’s Mock The Week’s take on ‘Bad Things For a By-Election Candidate to Say’:

And finally for today, why not end on an upbeat note, with a more recent famous by-election victory for the Lib Dems – yes, 16 years ago, almost to the day, Diana Maddock scored a quite stunning victory over the Tories in Christchurch. Enjoy: