Ok, so she hasn't been in the Party since she was in nappies, but in the years she has been around, she's impressed a lot of people with her intelligence, her plain speaking and her originality. One of the reasons I've always loved her blog is because I think it explains what we're about to ordinary people who have no interest in politics. She has the intellectual rigour of having achieved a law degree combined with real, tough life experience. You only need to read her blog to see that she gets what life is like. She is completely where the Party is at on the subject of things like welfare - have a look at this recent post on benefit "fraud" and tax "evasion" Then go and look back at the way she tailored posts to people during the election, telling them why they, with their concerns, should vote Liberal Democrat.I think that now more than ever, we need a real voice from the grassroots to be part of a leadership team that works together to ensure our distinctive voice is heard.
Nominations close on Wednesday. Jennie has been collecting signatures from all over the country. If you are a voting rep, or you know one who hasn't signed a nomination form, please download the form from the members' area of the Party website, or e-mail me and I'll send you a copy, sign it and persuade as many eligible people as you can to sign it too and send it to Party HQ at Cowley Street first class tomorrow.
Ed might think he gets it, but Jennie actually does because she's lived it.
Thank you for your help!