5 OF THE MOST MEMORABLE PEOPLE FROM THE GENERAL ELECTION (SO FAR)

5 of The Most Memorable People From The General Election (So Far)
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5 OF THE MOST MEMORABLE PEOPLE FROM THE GENERAL ELECTION (SO FAR)



Written by Dont Panic
08 Monday 08th May 2017

In the current general election, Theresa May has been heavily criticised for stage managing her campaign, deliberately avoiding the public and the press. Perhaps she looked at Gordon Brown's interaction with Gillian Duffy and Tony Blair's stand-off with Sharon Storer and realised how much was at risk by talking to normal people. Here's our picks for some of the most memorable people from the election so far, whose moods and statements say so much about the electorate at large...

Brenda in Bristol

When Theresa May announced the general election last month, the BBC dispatched reporters to find out if the public were looking forward to yet another vote. After being told, Brenda from Bristol exclaimed "You're joking - not another one!" (her claim that there's "too much politics going on at the moment" is a little more nebulous) and summed up the mood of a nation exasperated with contemporary politics.

Another woman in Bristol

While campaigning in Bristol, Theresa May made a mistake she'd been repeatedly warned about by advisors: interacting with normal people. This woman from Bristol took May to task over the election's overwhelming focus on Brexit, pointing out the depressing growth of food banks, house prices and homelessness across the country, and how they're getting ignored. May proceeded to talk about - you guessed it - Brexit, highlighting the terribly limited view of the forthcoming election and how voters want to hear more substantial ideas than strength and stability.

Malcolm Baker

If the pair of women from Bristol symbolise the gloom hanging over the election, Oxfordshire's Malcolm Baker reflects the underlying anger. While on the campaign trail, Remainer Tim Farron was confronted by Brexiter Baker (who turned 65 on the day); Baker criticised Farron's assertion that Brexiters didn't understand what they were voting for or may regret their choice. It's striking how angry Baker is, his passionate belief in voting for Brexit and of a better future stand in contrast to Farron grey arguments for Remain.

This child

The child's response is how we all feel after being asked if we're voting for the Lib Dems. 

Alan from Cornwall

Should probably rename this feature Tim Farron Hassled By Old Bald White men, no? During an election campaign event in Cornwall (which voted for Brexit), Farron was passed a note which accused him of campaigning against the referendum result. A couple of odd things here; the height disparity between the two men - like Frodo confronted by a cave-troll - with a similar air of menace, the off-camera 'yays' which peturbed Farron into saying 'however-howev-hever' and Farron's unwarranted touchy feely body language. Stay tuned for more memorable people bullying the Lib Dem leader.

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