Saturday, 3 April 2010

Nick Clegg in Cornwall

Many people will be aware that Lib Dem boss Nick Clegg (pictured right)was interviewed by Radio Cornwall’s Tamsin Melville on Wednesday. She asked Mr Clegg about Tim Jones, the former Liberal Democrat leader of Restormel Borough Council, and his support for my campaign in the St Austell and Newquay seat.

Nick Clegg’s comments were as follows (recorded on Graham Smith’s blog -

“You know, if people want to make their own individual choices in favour of MK they're free to do so but I think that everybody knows MK hasn't got a hope of getting any MPs here and certainly hasn't got a hope of wielding any influence in Westminster. So talk about wasted votes - that is a wasted vote on a spectacular scale. I think the decision is quite different - do you support a party, the Liberal Democrats, which has Cornwall sort of coursing through its veins or do you vote for a party, the Conservatives, that is basically a party of the Home Counties? That's the choice.”

A number of people have already contacted me about the ungratious nature of Nick Clegg’s comments and I thank you all for your support. I too hope that his negativity backfires on the Lib Dems.

This whole episode seems to be popping up on other blogs as well. See - and


CornwallNews said...

More precise links to those other related blog discussions:


Steve Double:

Graham (Who he?) Smith:

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