Sunday, December 10, 2006

PPC Selection. - Warwick & Leamington.

Yesterday I was selected as the Lib-Dem, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Warwick & Leamington. This is the culmination of 12 months of training, going through the approval process and applying for my home constituency.

For those not familiar with the term Prospective Parliamentary Candidate or 'PPC' (and wonder what all the fuss is about just being 'prospective' as opposed to the 'real' candidate) this is a quirk of our election law that means we cannot be called an actual 'candidate' until an election is actually called.

(I think this may have changed recently, though until I am clear on this one, I am not taking any chances.)

A PPC is sometimes called a 'Parliamentary Spokesperson' and probably summarises best, what I shall be doing in Warwick & Leamington. It is my job to stand up for, comment and campaign on national issues that affect our towns.

If you live in Warwick and Leamington and would like to get in touch then please email me.

I would like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement over the months, this really has meant a lot to me.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Alan!

So, that's two of us selected out of our development day group.

I wonder how the other two are getting along?

Good luck up there mate.


Mark Valladares said...


Congratulations on your selection! I look forward to stories from the camapign trail over the coming months...

Anonymous said...


After all the kerfuffle of last week it's good news all round.

Nicked the word Kerfuffle from from smarty pants Rob Fenwick because I'd no idea how to spell it and now it's in my head.

Anonymous said...

Well done again Alan. You can call yourself the candidate, the law has changed.

However the electorate prefer things like campaigner to candidate.

All the best Colin

Anonymous said...

Hello Alan,

Congrats on your selection! As a former Leamingtonion (and still a Lib Dem of course!) I sometimes read your blog, and look forward to following further news from Leam and Warwick Lib Dems. If there was a by-election tomorrow I'm sure you'd win it!


Paul Goldberg

Anonymous said...

Hi Alan, just wanted to send you my very best wishes on your selection THE OTHER SATURDAY,sorry its late, I know it means alot to you... keep up the good work.
Look forward to reading your up to the minute never know I might be encouraged to join...!

Sarah G.