Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Down By The Riverside

Recommended viewing: John Harris takes a trip around the Liverpool Riverside constituency, notable in UK terms for having an extremely low turn-out for recent general elections (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/video/2010/mar/01/labour-liverpool-harris ).
There isn't much in Harris' video which will be revelatory to anyone on Merseyside. However, it is interesting to see that Harris shows the side of Liverpool which is now completely ignored by the Fib Dem council & a complacent local Labour Party. Ringo's childhood home in Madryn Street (now boarded up) is featured &, in a moment of Beatlesque surrealism, the Magical Mystery Bus turns up on cue.


Liverpool Preservation Trust said...


Louise Ellman the Dame of Dereliction's constituancy

Esther Johnson said...

It's clear from this video and simple experience. Riverside people not voting isn't about apathy - it's their silent protest at useless politicians.