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- 4 weeks ago #3848
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Liberal Democrats have selected a Norwich born candidate for the Ipswich constituency seat who lives in London. In 2015, he stood for his local constituency and lost… but got his deposit back which is pretty remarkable for a Lib Dem! The selected candidate is Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett. No one has heard of him as he has probably only recently ever visited Ipswich. Lib Dems tweak it a bit but Adrian himself admits he was born and initially studied in Norwich.
Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, is delighted to be appointed the Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Ipswich. Adrian, who grew up in East Anglia, and currently resides in London said “I believe every constituency in the country needs to give people the option of voting against the government’s current hard Brexit stance. The 41% who voted Remain in this constituency and those that voted to Leave but are unhappy at how the Conservative government is presiding over Brexit deserve someone to vote for.”
He said “With upcoming two year negotiations with the EU, the Conservative government will be forgetting and ignoring all the national concerns including, the funding and financing of the NHS, Social Care provisions, Mental Health, Education and of course the environment not to mention strategic infrastructure and transport issues around Ipswich.”
At first I was just going to create a stub article as it seemed only fair to include Lib Dems for completeness (especially when on IPSWI 3 independent candidates for county elections have been featured)… but it has annoyed me a slight bit. Open to debate!
So, he was born in Norwich… (not from an ITFC rivalry point of view, but more of a Norfolk Vs Suffolk view, but that doesn’t really matter but might alienate some people here) and moved to London via Kent. His primary objective (party imposed) is to mop up votes for those who voted Remain in the referendum, didn’t bother to vote so now regret it or voted Leave but bullied into changing their stance. We are leaving the EU anyway. Now it becomes very similar to a Ben Gummer scenario… absolutely no idea about local issues (but they can be researched) but will decide he knows best. It is sad when a political party cannot field a candidate to the county town constituency from that county.
I hope he doesn’t support a Northern Bypass (you read that right!) which might distribute the votes too much between candidates allowing Gummer an comfortable victory. If Gummer gets a more senior post (this is confidence to the voters, on the anticipation of that, someone being a safe pair of hands) he will have even less time for Ipswich (where Ipswich Vision comes in, so its delegated to them so he can just sign it off) – I think the Ben bridge will be the final major effort he does in the town if elected or not. Only a candidate of the political party in power stands a chance at big infrastructure projects anyhow.
However, at the end of the day it is down to the electorate to whom they vote for and their reasons why.4 weeks ago #3852
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This is so sad, have the local lib dems given up on us, are there anY in Ipswich, and whY can we not pick someone local for the job. TheY have completely given up on Ipswich haven’t the…
I did Google the gentleman earlier, Some verY interesting reading, It didn’t endure me to him if I am honest. If he is anything like the lib dem candidate in the last election theY refused to visit the town to be interviewed b the Star or BBC as from what I recall ” the where too busY with childcare” to make it. Nothing wrong with that unless of course You are a parliamentary candidate trying to get elected in which case you should go to anY length to be in front of the voters…
very angry now, don't like inappropriate censorship,4 weeks ago #3856
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Have the Lib Dems given up or are they broke? Are these candidates funding their own deposit on the promise it will get repaid back to them? There must be a lot of Suffolk Lib Dem members and quite a few in Ipswich that they could have flattered with suggesting they stood for election. Perhaps it is just process, people nominate themselves and then the party selects the candidate… in this case, it was just one nomination probably spread across a few seats. I am sure he wanted any seat in East Anglia and Ipswich was probably a second choice after Norwich. Maybe he had Colchester lined up before Sir Bob Russell announced he was getting involved (I assume not as an independent I am not sure)
I am sure at party level they take it all far too seriously. Another small party, such as UKIP are probably more relaxed at who their field under their banner. He has too much against him – a lot of people might be voting away from Gummer spreading the votes over the other candidates (perhaps randomly) – no one in Ipswich is going to be able to pronounce his name, and he is a “special case”… he has a unique claim to fame. Not about local issues and he hasn’t got the main two party either. Perhaps next time I will become the first candidate in modern times to have the flu… not sure what difference it all makes?!
What next? The youngest black working-class tall plus size gay disabled woman to stand… or something ridiculous. I just find it desperate when using such attributes to differentiate someone from another… not a personal quality, not policy etc. This extends of course to the ex-President of the US. He wasn’t too bad overall.
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