Monday, May 19, 2008

Tea with Lord Bonkers

The Daily Telegraph's Mandrake was intrigued by this:

The Lib Dems have hit upon a novel way of getting party members to head for Crewe and Nantwich to campaign for Thursday's by-election: they're offering them the chance to have "a cuppa" with one of their big guns.

Each day until polling day, a name will be drawn from those who have signed in at the local campaign and the lucky winner will take tea with a Lib Dem "name" such as Simon Hughes, Vince Cable, and, on polling day, the party leader Nick Clegg himself.

As ever, Lord Bonkers was there first.

The last time there was an autumn Lib Dem Conference in Harrogate Liberator magazine raffled the chance to take tea with Lord Bonkers at Betty's. The winner was the fragant Virginia Morck.

Lord B still speaks of her.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The friendliest by-election I've been to for a long time. Vince was hanging round on Saturday afternoon talking to the workers - no need to draw a lotto ticket. Even Lord Rennard made a point of thanking people. Hope it doesn't reflect a shortage of help.

As for the locals, very phlegmatic. One lady thanked me for agreeing not to give her the latest leaflet. I let her know it was a Lib Dem deliverer who had acceded to her request!