ILN keen to find Libertarian by-election candidate

It feels like like buses but here they are: news of two upcoming by-elections in one day (okay you heard that intro before, sorry).

First, re: Portsmouth South, thanks to Guido we find their MP in a spot of bother over some small matter of being a pest to a vulnerable girl, allegedly. The matter is expected to take months to sort out, so the time to start planning for a by-election fight is now. This is one that people will be able prepare for.

Second, in case you missed it South Shields MP David Milliband is doing a Mensch and is off to New York to play with International Rescues’ rocketships. It seems this one might happen first, thopugh I’m not clear on when exactly.

Hearing about the Portsmouth opportunity I wondered out loud whether any Libertarian would be standing and I was pleased to see this tweet from Gavin Webb’s Indepentant Libertarians.

At the moment, Twitter seems willing to throw money at this, but there is no sign of a candidate. If you are willing to get up and active for a prospective candidate then contact the blog and I’ll add you to the blogs mailing list or follow along on Twitter.

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  1. We never got the tweets as our twitter is @prolibertyparty. @proliberty is someone else, in the US.

    For us, the £500 isn’t the issue – it’s the time to get 20 people from the electoral roll to nominate a candidate, and then being sure the candidate is willing to put in the legwork to ensure that some impact is made. Nothing worse than getting 50 votes.

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