Friday, May 07, 2010

Thank you for a record Lib Dem vote

I would like to thank the people of Ealing Central & Acton for giving me 13,041 votes in yesterday's General Election.  I believe that this is the largest vote tally ever achieved by a Liberal Democrat in Ealing in a parliamentary election and I am humbled by this.

Unfortunately it was not enough to win the seat, but my campaigning on vital local issues like saving our local A&E units from closure, fighting overdevelopment in central Ealing and saving the heart of acton will continue nontheless.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Observer says vote Lib Dem in Ealing Central & Acton to keep Tories out

Following the endorsement by The Guardian and The Observer of the Liberal Democrats nationally, yesterday's Observer published it's "guide to Britain's key battleground seats," which says:

"When the Tories’ target list of 130 seats held by Labour was drawn up months ago, those requiring a swing of 5% and less were thought ‘in the bag’, and the ‘battleground seats’ needed between 5% and 9%. Now many could be ‘in play’ and vulnerable to a Lib Dem assault. We have identified two which on today’s standing of the parties would be expected to go to the Liberal Democrats - Ealing Central & Acton and Northampton North."

This is further evidence that I can win here in our constituency if everyone who does not want to see a Conservative victory here unites behind me.

The final sentence of the Observer's leader column gives a clear call to action:

"There is only one party on the ballot paper that, by its record in the old parliament, its manifesto for the new one and its leader's performance in the campaign, can claim to represent an agenda for radical, positive change in politics. That party is the Liberal Democrats. There is only one way clearly to endorse that message and that is to vote Liberal Democrat."