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A rather bland and
standard response – I doubt my comments will have been ‘noted’ by anyone.
However I won’t of course be taking the complaint any further.
Ironically, if it had been
the intention of Channel 4 News to help the Conservative campaign in Eastleigh,
it spectacularly backfired – the consequences fuelled the ‘anti-politician’ voters into the
arms of UKIP and pushed the Tories into third place.
In my comments to
various articles on the Conservative Home forum, I had speculated that the media
would have a story on hold which will be carefully released at the right time
to wrongfoot the Liberal Democrats. This proved to be the case. I felt it was
disappointing that we had been so ill-prepared for this – if I could see it
coming, why did no-one else? The lesson is that we need to brush up our technique
for responding to such media explosions.
this and the usual barrage from the right wing newspapers, our party’s resilience
and hard working held on for a great victory. I am proud to have played my own
very small part in this (two days down there) and the fact that the entire party
rallied around at its moment of need.
Congratulations to Mike
Thornton and everyone in the Eastleigh Liberal Democrats.