Lasy year, I had the pleasure of volunteering some spare time to help elect Phil Wilson as the new MP for Sedgefield. During that campaign I think it’s fair to say the campaign team began to have a grudging respect for the Tory candidate, Graham Robb.
Graham didn’t have an easy job, as the voice of Conservativism in Sedgefield, but he campaigned assiduously, put his case across well and was a strong voice against the BNP. It definitely wasn’t his fault David Cameron’s car broke down when he tried to visit Sedgefield, leaving him red faced as he tried to make a quick exit from Newton Aycliffe.
So it’s a pleasure to hear Graham’s teamed up with Labour’s Nick Wallis, an old friend, fellow campaigner and Darlington Councillor (and regular blogger) to present an internet TV show about North-East issues. You can see the first programme here, and I’ll be a regular viewer. Not least because they interview elections expert Simon Henig, who’s always worth listening to.
PS. Message to the producers, if you do embedded video in the future, I’d be delighted to post the videos here, especially because there’s not enough attention paid to quality political commentary that comes from outside London.
PPS: Looks like Sedgefield Conservatives haven’t built on Graham’s hard work. “This site is unavailable” quoth their web address. Oh well.