Monday, 26 April 2010

The secret diary of an election photographer - Day 21

Apologies for the late posting. Had significant computer issues. But thanks to the wonderful work of Simon Waddington in the Lib Dem Press Office, everything is hunk dory (touch wood).

The day started with a press conference in Edinburgh in the bright sunshine at Dynamic Earth overlooked by Arthurs Seat.

Nick was joined on stage by our Scottish Leader Tavish Scott for a presser that was dominated by questions over hung parliaments. Of course, the media are interested in this and it seems the most likely outcome of the election if the current polls are to be believed. But the Lib Dems, just like Labour and the Tories, are still campaigning to win the election. We have set out our key aims in this election and it really should come as no surprise to anyone that these will be our key aims if we have to talk to any other party post election. It would be dishonest of any party not to demand what we told the electorate we would. I wish the other parties would be as open.

After the presser, we were off to the Lady Haig poppy factory where Nick met former servicement who make the poppies and wreaths for Remembrance Day in Scotland.

It was a fantastic place to visit and the staff there were hugely welcoming and Nick was keen to try his hand at making poppies himself.

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