Archive for dominic carman
Over the weekend I started up a ‘draft Mike Tuffrey‘ page on Facebook to encourage Mike Tuffrey, one of our London Assembly members, to put his name forward as our candidate for the 2012 Mayor elections. Imagining your fantasy perfect candidate is always fun (a cross between Paddy Ashdown and Shirley Williams perhaps?) but as [...]
I went over this morning to help Chunilal Hirani and the team in Kenton (London Borough of Brent) where there’s a by-election coming up on Thursday. (Regular readers may recall Brent is the council where Labour is taking an usual approach to saving money: How do you plan cuts? With an overnight trip to a […]
I headed over to Barking yesterday to help out at the very successful ‘launch’ meeting for Barking & Dagenham Liberal Democrats who are getting a new local organisation up and running. There is a really impressive local team and it’s good to see also the support the regional party has been giving to help them […]
It was great to see how the challenge of providing an alternative to Labour that wasn’t the BNP sparked Liberal Democrats in Barking & Dagenham to put up far more candidates than for many years in the local elections this May. At the Westminster level, Dominic Carman used the opportunity to highlight many powerful anti-Nick […]
Following Total Politics’s controversial decision to interview Nick Griffin, the magazine’s website is also running responses to it, including one from Dominic Carman (Lib Dem candidate for the same Barking constituency as Nick Griffin): Take three of Griffin’s answers from the Total Politics interview and contrast them with what he told me privately: On Afghanistan: “The only way [...]
Do you really think that, were the opportunity to arise, it would be wrong for this man to appear in a debate next to Nick Griffin?