Peer post – Lord Dholakia on the Cardiff South and Penarth by-election

At the weekend Lib Dem deputy leader in the Lords Lord Dholakia travelled to the Welsh capital ahead of Thursday’s Cardiff South and Penarth by-election. Here he describes how voters have taken to our candidate there, Bablin Molik

Indian temple
Lord Dholakia and Bablin Molik at Cardiff’s Indian temple and cultural centre

DRIVING 400 miles for a return journey to Cardiff may seem excessive but it was worth it.

An early start at 5.00am and we were at the Cardiff office by 10am. We have in Bablin Molik an excellent candidate. She is well known in her local area and there she was ready with a list of electors she wanted us to visit.

Despite all the gloom and doom messages we often hear, it was remarkable how ordinary voters have taken to her. Quietly spoken but well briefed we were able to put lots of window posters and get support for her and the party.

In the afternoon I led a team of half a dozen activists and called on a good many voters despite Wales playing Argentina at the Millennium Stadium. The evening was spent in the company of a large gathering of worshipers at a Temple where both Bablin and I addressed them after the religious service.

We were treated to a sumptuous meal and with a promise of help from key members of the community; we left for Sussex reaching home in the early hours of Sunday morning. A day well spent.


Published and promoted by Tim Gordon on behalf of the Liberal Democrats, both at LDHQ, 8-10 Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AE.


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