by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2014
Events in Scotland have rather dominated these past few weeks, but we shouldn’t forget there’s another election soon to take place: the by-election in Clacton triggered by Douglas Carswell’s defection from the Tories to Ukip.
Early polls shows Carswell is the front-runner to retain the seat in his new colours. The local Lib Dems have selected a candidate to fly the party’s colours: Andy Graham, “a former teacher in Clacton [who] has performed in shows at the Clacton’s West Cliff Theatre”.
Details of how you can help Andy in Clacton are as follows:
399 Old Road Clacton CO15 3RJ
01255 434158 (landline)
After all, gotta love a candidate whose website says this:
Andy Graham brought the stage version of Sense and Sensibilty to Clacton’s West Cliff Theatre 10 years ago and says “I am hoping to bring some Sense and Sensibilty to Clacton in this by-election”.
* Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and editor of the 2013 publication, The Coalition and Beyond: Liberal Reforms for the Decade Ahead. He is also a Research Associate for the liberal think-tank CentreForum and writes at his own site, The Collected Stephen Tall.