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Candidate leaves doorstep with signed biography of predecessor

April 12, 2015 9:55 PM
Michael Mullaney with local author David HerbertA candidate to be the next MP for Hinckley and Bosworth got a surprise when he canvassed one local resident.

Cllr Michael Mullaney, who is the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Bosworth knocked on the door of a local resident to discover that they had written a biography of a previous Liberal MP for the area, George Ward.

Michael Mullaney canvassed David Herbert a resident in Earl Shilton and ended up being given a signed copy of Mr Herbert's book "The Life and Times of George Ward", Liberal MP for Bosworth in the 1920s.

Michael Mullaney said "This was a canvassing first. Knocked on a door and ended up leaving with a signed copy of a book written by the resident I called on!
"David Herbert wrote a history of George Ward who was a Liberal MP for Bosworth Mr Herbert told me that George Ward was a rarity among Bosworth MPs in that he was based locally. If I manage to replace Mr Tredinnick, Bosworth will again have an MP who lives locally."