Last Thursday I spent a productive day in our three target seats north and west of Nottingham, along with Ian Young (who’ll be standing in Sherwood) and Ray Barry (Broxtowe). I should like to thank the party’s official photographer, a professional photographer who lives in London, for travelling up and taking these images. He was a real pleasure to work with. He’s generously offered to work for us without asking for any compensation. We hope one day to publish his account of his treatment by the family court system. The account will dispel any illusions you might have that we live in a civilized country.
We started the day early, in Ashfield, the constituency where I’ll be standing, and specifically Kirkby-in-Ashfield, outside the constituency office of Gloria De Piero, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities (2010 majority: 192 votes). We handed to a lady member of GDP’s staff a copy of her Lying Feminist of the Month award certificate. She appeared to be less than thrilled to receive it, for some unexplained reason. Shortly afterwards she drew the blinds of the office, presumably to stop the sight of the bad men offending her fragile sensibilities.
From left to right in the first image are Ian Young, myself, and Ray Barry.
We then walked a short distance to the statue of a local hero, the cricketer, Harold Larwood:
Then a drive to Hucknall, where Ian has long lived. Outside the constituency of Mark Spencer, the Conservative who won the seat with a very slender majority in 2010:
A short walk to an impressive bronze statue commemorating the mining industry. A number of Ian’s forebears were miners.
A drive to Chilwell and the constituency office of Anna Soubry, another Conservative who won her seat with a very slender majority in 2010:
The word on the street was that the work on the street is taking far too long.