I was caught unprepared by an actual parliamentary candidate knocking on the door this evening! Unfortunately I was about to bath the kraken so I didn’t have time to come up with any sensible questions. Still, it’s about time I took an interest in the election…
It’s not long since I last got to vote for an MP and, like last time, I’m undecided. Unfortunately there aren’t as many candidates to choose from this time, with the final list being:
- Declan Clune (TUSC)
- Patricia Culligan (UKIP)
- Mims Davis (Conservative)
- Ray Hall, Beer (Baccy and Scratchings)
- Mark Latham (Labour)
- Ron Meldrum (Green)
- Mike Thornton (Lib Dem)
There’s more information about all the Eastleigh candidates on YourNextMP, which was handy for finding most of them on twitter. At some point I hope to get round to contacting all the candidates with a few questions and, if I do, I’ll post any responses in case it helps anyone else. The first source of inspiration I’ve spotted is the Open Rights Group general election party manifesto wiki.
Early impressions are:
- the the Lib Dems are still as annoying as ever with their graphs (and they seem to have forgotten there was a by-election!)
- Mims Davis is the only candidate I’ve met in person
Hopefully I’ll have more to go on by 7th May! If anyone has any thoughts, including any of the candidates, please leave a comment.