27 February 2007
Sensible Moves In Birmingham
Last April, I spent some time helping Birmingham Ladywood candidate Peter Smallbone put Conservative election posters up on lamp-posts. We both agreed it was a necessary evil that sucked time away from really engaging the public. Therefore, I am very happy to hear the news that Birmingham's controlling Tory-Lib Dem coalition have outlawed the use of Birmingham's lampposts for electioneering. These type of posters are an eyesore, often contribute to litter and a zero sum game politically. Anything that frees up more time for candidates to engage with the voting public in a meaningful way is a good thing in my book.
Unsurprisingly, Labour's deputy leader in Birmingham, Ian Ward has opposed the move!