Delighted to be selected for Stratford upon Avon

Image: Martin Turner Last Thursday was the day the snow began to fall. Local Authorities in the West Midlands were busy congratulating themselves on their success at gritting the roads properly, which was all very well until it fell again the next day, and the region came to a stand still.

But last Thursday was significant for me in a very different sense. It was the evening on which Stratford-upon-Avon Liberal Democrats voted to adopt me as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate — fourteen months after Menzies Campbell first leaned across to me at a dinner and said “I hope you stand for Stratford.”