Happy to be put straight if I'm wrong, but has David Lammy actually surfaced in his constituency since the election was called? According to his Twitter feed, he's been off canvassing in Wolverhampton, Cardiff, Battersea and his neighbouring ward of Haringey, but no mention of talking to the people who'll be voting for or against him in Tottenham. Is it because he and Labour are so confident he'll be re-elected to his seat they don't think he needs to bother and that's why he's being deployed elsewhere? I'm genuinely curious. After the massive swing to Lib Dem in Euro election, should they take it for granted?
I wholeheartedly endorse David Schmitz's comments about the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Tammy Palmer and especially the point he has made about her actually being part of Tottenham.
Living amidst the constituents, breathing the same air, shopping in the same shops and going about daily life as a local resident, all of this forges a strong and meaningful connection with the local community. Decisions she will make as an MP will directly affect her own family, her neighbours, her street, local businesses, schools and services as well as herself personally so the incentive to 'get it right' from the get-go is obviously there. Far too many MPs represent constituencies they know little about, never mind having any empathy with people living in them and far too many would-be MPs are conspicuously absent when they are most needed - as in this shining example!
Irrespective of the outcome of Thursday's general election at the national level, electing a Liberal Democrat MP for Tottenham will usher in a brighter future for all of us in this complex and challenging constituency.
So for Tottenham it has to be Tammy, not Lammy!
He was doorknocking in West Green ward a couple of weeks ago, I walked past him on my way home from the tube station. So the answer to your question is yes!
On Thursday Tottenham people have a real choice to elect Tammy Palmer as their Libdem MP. Tammy has worked tireless for the people of Tottenham and that is the kind of MP we want and deserve.
David Lammy has been a poor constituency MP, always more concerned about whats going on nationally than spending time improving the lives of Tottenham residents.
Tammy lives in Tottenham and is raising her family here. Her huge passion and commitment will make her a great choice for local people.
The Labour party have had a stranglehold here for far too long. It leads to complacency and it means that Lammy doesnt have to do very much - that means that local don't people get the representation they deserve.
Tottenham has a real alternative to choose on Thursday. Tottenham deserves better and Tammy Palmer offers that.