This may be of interest to those who don't have email addresses on the party membership list.
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 01:07 +0100 (BST)
From: "Kiron Reid" <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: A message from Kiron Reid.
I'm Kiron Reid writing to introduce myself as one of the shortlisted
candidates to be your new prospective Parliamentary candidate. I've met
some of you already and hope to meet you all over the next couple of
weeks. I am impressed by how frank everyone has been in discussing their
views of what we need to do to win Oldham East and Saddleworth and how
the candidate will have to work with you in every part of the
constituency to win. I have met some of you before as I helped at the
by-election in 1995 and I came back to help in 1997 and in 2001.
Some of you will have received my manifesto, my website is now 'live' at:
Do please check it out. There is a lot more information about me there
than I can put in one leaflet. If you want to find our more about me
professionally and politically you'll easily find information just
through a general internet search. As a campaigner for the party I've
always thought I should put the party point of view across and I've been
in the media regularly, both as a party representative and as a legal
Until May this year I was city councillor for Anfield in Liverpool. I
gained a seat to help the Liberal Democrats take control of the city in
1998 and was re-elected twice. I retired as I decided it was time to
pursue a new challenge. In Liverpool I was assistant to the Leader of the
City Council, working on regeneration, and served on the police authority
for four years. Professionally I am a Lecturer in Law at the University
of Liverpool where I am also Senior Tutor for Law. My expertise is in
criminal law, police powers and anti-terrorist legislation. I believe I
have the experience, the commitment and the passion to be your MP. I have
always helped the party win seats locally and in Parliament and I have
stood for Parliamentary seats flying the flag for the party. In 1996 as
candidate in a European by-election my campaign helped the party get
ready to win Southport. Last time I helped win in Westmorland and
Lonsdale. I have given up all other political commitments and can
concentrate on being your candidate.
I'm enjoying getting to know Oldham East and Saddleworth better. My
partner, Frances, and I have particularly enjoyed visiting the villages
of Saddleworth. A good team of friends are helping me – I've always been
lucky that friends help my campaigns. One of them may give you a call.
Not every member is on email but do tell other members to look at my
website if they want more information or to give me a call. I've given my
mobile number so that you can get hold of me directly but I can always
ring you back straight away as I know ringing mobiles is expensive.
I look forward to meeting you,
PS Of course when one is rushing in the middle of a campaign you
sometimes miss mistakes and I didn't notice on my manifesto that the
front page photo should of course say that it is of Frances and myself
visiting Delph! But anything else you want to question please give me a