Not having the time to write my own blog tonight I have taken the liberty of lifting this posting from North Thanet Liberal Democrats candidate which is, exactly what it says it is, an Introduction of Laura Murphy and good luck to her and all other candidates in the forthcoming election.
PS I was going to detail an extraordinary conversation with a KCC functionary which was indicative of the exclusive anti-democratic attitude the main parties, anyway enough of that later.
Copied from Liberal Democrats North Thanet 1.24.24pm BST (GMT +0100) Tue 13th Apr 2010
Laura became a community campaigner when she first started as a volunteer advocate for families with special needs when her children were young. That eventually led to work with a local authority supporting families, then to running projects for the disabled to support them in finding work or training. Following that, Laura was trained to teach in an FE College before she set up her own business 6 years ago. Laura has been a trustee of a hospice charity for the last 3 years.
Laura's experience of real life, of raising a family through redundancies, fighting for education, for decent health provision, for work, ensuring elderly parents get the right support, is sorely needed in Parliament today.
She also knows what it's like trying to run a small business through difficult economic times. Laura knows that we need a vibrant local community to regenerate our town centres, provide training and employment for local residents, community support and security for our young and old.
Laura believes that it's about time the ordinary person is heard. What she's been through as a wife, mother and businesswoman has made her strong and unafraid to stand up for what is right. She wants to take that strength and use it to help other ordinary people so their voices can be heard.