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Mr Fish Finger aims to topple Tim Farron

Posted in General Election 2017, News, Politics with tags , , , , on May 30, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake
I do love a good protest vote or fringe candidate. Even despite this ‘snap’ general election on June 8, the campaign has thrown up some individual battles. Step forward a man dressed as a fish finger! Mr Fish Finger is standing against Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and hopes to “put him in his plaice,” in the Westmorland and Lonsdale.  It is a big ask as Farron defends a majority of nearly 9,000 and Farron gained the seat from the Conservatives in the 2005 election.

Donations made to the a crowdfunding page in support of Mr Fish Finger’s nomination have topped £2,300 , which will cover his deposit of £500 to stand in the election. You can follow his campaign on Twitter @MrFishFingerMP

Whatever the result on June 8 one of them will have had their chips…

Five more years…

Posted in Liberal Democrats, News, Politics with tags , , on May 9, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Well the election saw the Conservatives back with a 10 seat majority. I was sad to see the Liberal Democrats hit so badly at the polls, but then as I voted for them last time and ushered in a Tory government which I would never vote for, they knew what was coming. I am a lifelong liberal, don’t always vote for them as will always tactical vote to keep a Tory out 🙂

Now we have David Cameron back as PM I am fired up again politically as it will be a very interesting five years politically. The Tories will surge ahead with the ‘snooper’s charter’, repeal the fox hunting bill and there are other laws they will crack on with now they have no Lib Dems to reign them in.

There has to be balance in everything and now it is time to keep a close eye on and challenge Dave and his smug band every step of the way…