Not satisfied with courting the “anti-politics” vote, liberal intellectuals, frustrated left and nervous greens, it seems the LibDems are after the indie vote too.
As evidenced by this lovely photo op. Local celebrity, indie darling and Arctic Monkeys’ bezzie mate, Jon McClure, looking a bit like Lib Dem PPC Paul Scriven has got him out of bed.
McClure For LibDems
22nd April 2010
Reverend and the Makers frontman John McClure this week pledged his support for the Liberal Democrats election campaign.
The Sheffield born singer publicly endorsed Paul Scriven, Lib Dem candidate for Sheffield Central, and is displaying a giant banner outside his home.
He said, “The Lib Dems have shown on such issues on the War in Iraq, no to Trident and the abolition of Student Tuition Fees that they have got it spot on. I like the fresh and new style of politics Paul Scriven would bring to Sheffield.”
Paul Scriven said, “It is great to get the Rev’s backing he knows we want real change in British politics and are a progressive force that can bring about long lasting results here in Sheffield and the UK based on fairness and a new way of doing things”
In 2008, John teamed up with The Libertines’ Carl Barat to launch Instigate Debate, a project which encouraged young people to engage in politics. The collective organised public debates at the Reading and V festivals, which brought together politicians, activists and musicians to discuss topical issues.
From Forge Press, 22/04/10