Lost: one Liberal Manifesto

This morning first thing I had another look  to see if the Liberal Democrat web site has noticed there is a County election in 23 days time. No, still oblivious to the fact; not even a mention of it!

Next I had a good hunt and still no manifesto to be found on the internet, there is now at least the generic one launched by Nick Clegg and we all know how much faith to put into one of his manifesto’s; but surely they are not going to fight their Suffolk campaign on that?

Their election effort thus far strikes me much as their performance in opposition has been these past 4 years, lack lustre at best and at times positively woeful. Or perhaps there is something wrong? Perhaps they simply can’t agree on what to put into it, after all they have only known the date for 4 years.

I always like to read the nominations list at it’s close and amongst 5 retirements from their group I noticed that two of their leading Councillors Craig Deaden-Philips and Andrew Cann are also not seeking re-election. Whilst I think we would all personally wish them well, particularly Kathy given her years of service as Leader of the Liberal Democrat group. In the case of Andrew Cann this seems particularly strange as he has not made any sort of announcement, my understanding was that he was meant to be their deputy group Leader and Finance spokesman, how strange?

Unlike the Conservatives and indeed the Labour party, it also appears they can’t even find enough people willing to stand for them to field a full candidates list with only  64 out of a possible 75 and they were almost piped in numbers by the single issue Green and UKIP parties to boot.

I would love to blog on what they want people to vote for them on, but alas not yet had the opportunity so if anyone does find a leaflet or even a few words printed please, please do send me the link.

About askcolinnoble
I'm a Conservative politician-lite, I dabble a bit in Party Politics with my main focus of working hard and being a strong voice for my community making sure local government delivers quality services and fellow residents get value for money for their hard earned money they pay in Council tax | Where this Gravatar appears and I am expressing my views or liking something I do so in a personal capacity and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Suffolk County Council, Forest Heath District Council, the Conservative Party or come to think of it anyone else | But having said the above at an election time and to stay legal, anything I write is promoted by Lance Stanbury on behalf of Colin Noble, both at West Suffolk Conservative Association, Park Farm Cottage, Fordham St. Genevieve, BurySt. Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 6TS

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