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A Shoe In

by | 25th, April 2006

‘“SARAH! Sar-rah…” The sing-song school ma’am voice calls across the road to Sarah Teather, the LibDem’s diminutive MP for Brent East.

Teather coming through a letter box near you

Sarah moves like a red squirrel about to have her nut taken by one of those bigger grey ones. The nut, or voter, as he must be properly addressed, is Ed Barrett, Anorak writer and owner of a “P Nut”, a nut wrapped in a Crystal Palace scarf and hat.

Ed wants to know if Sarah is local. These are the local elections and being local is central to the theme. “How local are you?” asks Ed. Sarah says she is very local. She was born in North London. Ed wants to know where. Be precise.

Sarah realises that being local is important to this voter. It is. It should be important to us all. It’s all very well David Cameron nipping off to Norway, but how does watching ice melt safeguard services at Willesden Green Post Office?

Good that LibDem leader Menzies Campbell has decided sell his

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