My name is Harry Hayfield, a Liberal Democrat member from Ceredigion (the 3rd most marginal Liberal Democrat constituency) and over the next few weeks I shall be posting a series of videos looking at the electoral history of the Liberal Democrast since the 1950 general election. This week, the 1950's
Saturday, 19 March 2011
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Dean Whitbread recently interviewed Bridget Fox, the Lib Dem candidate for Islington South and Finsbury. Dean is not a Lib Dem but is a long term blogger and technology enthusiast who also happens to live with the constituency that Bridget is hoping to become the MP for.
available on Youtube here.
Dean and Bridget discuss the Digital Economy Act (a subject that Bridget has a particular interest in), the Open Rights Group, ID cards and Palestine amongst other issues.
available on Youtube here.
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
I recently interviewed Julian Huppert, Lib Dem PPC for Cambridge. We discussed his campaign, his predecessor as Lib Dem candidate and current MP David Howarth, drugs policy and the Digital Economy Bill on which he spoke in an Emergency Motion at the recent Lib Dem spring conference:
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Last week, I bumped into Gareth Epps, Lib Dem PPC for Reading East at Reading railway station. I took the opportunity to grab a quick interview with him. We discussed his campaign, Glee Club, the railways (a subject Gareth is very familiar with working in the industry and also apt given our location) and how Gareth found David Cameron as an opponent when he stood for the Lib Dems in Witney in 2001:
Saturday, 27 March 2010
I generally do not intend to make a habit of linking to official party videos on here but this is one that although hosted on the Lib Dems YouTube channel is quite quirky and independent spirited and does not really fall into the "official" category. It was shot by Jonathan Wallace and presented by Lib Dem MP and Home Affairs Spokesperson Chris Huhne.
It is a whistle-stop tour of the highlights of Lib Dem Spring Conference with a focus on trying to persuade members who have perhaps not been before to give it a try. It includes interviews with MPs, MEPs and activists and has quite a spontaneous feel to it. Indeed I know it was spontaneous because at Glee Club on the Saturday night I approached Chris to have a quick chat and within 30 seconds he had me on camera interviewing about my blog! You can see my contribution around 16 minutes in.
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Yesterday, I popped into Ed Fordham's very busy campaign office in Hampstead and Kilburn to have a quick chat with him. In between helping to fold some leaflets and chat with his very enthusiastic staff I managed to ask him about his earlier days in the party, his campaign, online engagement and how his experiences as a Chess player have helped with his political career: