I'm told having a physical presence is a good way to get voters on your side. How do I do that when there is only one of me? Well, as I'm sure you are aware I've tried to make myself as visible online as possible through my Facebook page and blog. I've also delivered 4500 … Continue reading Physical presence…
Meet me online…
So in my canvassing for ideas on how to promote myself someone suggested a video. I'm not that much of a performer so find things like this hard, never the less I have stepped up to the challenge and published an online video for folk to get a taste of what I'm about. Unfortunately I … Continue reading Meet me online…
How ‘safe’ is Oakwood?
Oakwood has in recent years been considered a 'safe' conservative seat, so much so that as Oakwood residents we have rarely received much campaign mail through our door in the lead up to elections. I can only assume that the other parties don't feel a need to waste money on publicity material for a ward … Continue reading How ‘safe’ is Oakwood?
Interview – Alex Dann : Derby City Council Independent Candidate ; Oakwood
The 3rd in a series of 6 interviews with a candidate from each Party who has not served, previously, on the Council. The Derby Labour Party were contacted to be involved but chose not to respond. R… Source: Interview – Alex Dann : Derby City Council Independent Candidate ; Oakwood
Cross party working
I have already blogged quite a bit about What it means to be Independent and Independent Power so I'm not going to regurgitate my ideas about that here. But I was really encouraged on Saturday, when attending a meeting of local council election candidates, to find that there are some like minded people to myself. They were all standing as … Continue reading Cross party working
Having declared myself as an independent candidate and completely free of part politics, a question that has been going through my mind is what power would I have in the council should I get elected. It is easy to see how a group of councillors from the same party can have a huge influence - … Continue reading Independent Power
According to Wikipedia (the font of all completely accurate knowledge!!)... 'a manifesto is a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government' ... (sounds reasonable to me). I have suddenly found myself in the midst of folk who are experienced in political campaigning and scrutiny … Continue reading My manifesto
What it means to be Independent
Yesterday saw the announcement of all the candidates standing for election on 5th May. It turns out there are only 2 independent candidates standing in the whole of Derby - myself and a candidate in Chaddesden. So what does it mean to be standing as an independent? Primarily it means that I don't have to … Continue reading What it means to be Independent
Overcoming camera shyness
This week I discovered that, should I make it on to Derby City Council, I will have to overcome my dislike of being filmed. Photography I can bare, being videoed not so much. Derby City Council has its very own YouTube channel where, should you wish, you can watch the entire duration of full council … Continue reading Overcoming camera shyness