Monthly Archives: April 2010

Debate Party!

Last night’s live Leaders’ Debate on the BBC was filmed right here in Edgbaston – at Birmingham University. Baroness Warsi hosted a debate party in Birmingham where candidates and supporters from the city and beyond, gathered to watch the debate … Continue reading

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Hustings And Live TV Debate!

Yesterday’s hustings at St John’s Church in Harborne was really good. There were over 250 people there, and 7 of the 8 candidates were present (the eighth declined to come). It was extremely well organised and the two hours just flew … Continue reading

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Canvassing And More Canvassing!

Started off this morning with some leaflet delivery, then lots of canvassing. I met several people who said they were coming to tonight’s hustings in Harborne. It’s good news that the host of yesterday’s hustings, the Headmaster of King Edward … Continue reading

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Hustings

Today I went to a hustings at King Edward’s Five Ways in Bartley Green. The school traditionally hosts a hustings for their sixth form students during a General Election campaign, and I went there in 2005 too. Today it was … Continue reading

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Leaflets, Canvassing, Posters And Casework

A busy day with the usual mix of leaflets, canvassing and casework. We had a large team out in Quinton tonight – unfortunately I forgot to take my camera to record it! Also went canvassing in Harborne earlier. A very … Continue reading

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Celebrating Vaisakhi In Birmingham

Today I attended Birmingham’s Vaisakhi celebrations. The event is reputed to be the largest Vaisakhi event outside India. Vaisakhi is one of the most significant holidays in the Sikh calendar. It commemorates the establishment of the Khalsa in 1699. Unusually … Continue reading

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Campaigning Saturday

A full day began with me visiting the Harborne High Street stall for an hour. The team stayed all morning, but I moved on to a canvass session in Quinton. Four of us were out canvassing and we met up … Continue reading

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St George's Day Street Stall

This morning we ran a St George’s Day Street Stall in Harborne High Street complete with flags and bunting. Joining us, in the brilliant sunshine, was Conservative MEP Phil Bradbourn. We chatted to lots of people and had a really good … Continue reading

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Francis Maude Visit

A very busy day yesterday. Canvassing sessions morning and afternoon were interspersed by a visit from Francis Maude at lunch time. Together we met Kent Martin, the Chief Executive of Betel of Britain, a faith-based group who help drug addicts … Continue reading

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Ed Vaizey Visits Edgbaston

We’ve had lots of canvassing sessions in the constituency over the past 24 hours and yesterday Ed Vaizey (former MP for Wantage before the dissolution and hoping to represent the seat again after the election) joined us for one of our canvassing … Continue reading

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