This Federal election, it’s easier than ever to keep track of what candidates are doing and saying. At least, it should be. Here in the riding of Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, a mostly rural riding, it’s actually quite difficult to keep track of most of the candidates electronically. Of course you can purchase the Middlesex Banner or Strathroy Age Dispatch, but if you want real-time updates and don’t want to rely on /A\ Channel News possibly paying attention to the county, you have to rely on electronic methods.
As someone who is online throughout the day and evening, I thought I would help out my fellow LKMers by compiling a list of the candidates and how to keep track of them. The results were a bit disappointing.
Bev Shipley – Conservative Party Candidate
Gayle Stuck – Liberal Party Candidate
- Twitter – @gayle_stucke
- Facebook page
- BBM Group – PIN image
- Website – http://gaylestucke.liberal.ca/
Joe Hill – New Democratic Party Candidate
Jim Johnston – Green Party Candidate
- Twitter – @LucanJim
- Facebook page
- Website – http://greenparty.ca/campaign/35046
- Blog – http://lkm-green.blogspot.com/
I must give props to Ms. Stucke for doing something different (BlackBerry Messenger Group) and Mr. Johnston for being available pretty much everywhere online. It’s disappointing that Mr. Hill and Mr. Shipley are making themselves scarce online.
If there are other parties you’d like me to dig up the information for, please let me know. I know of the Christian Heritage Party, and other fringe parties, but we all know they don’t get many votes. However, I will still dig up the information if you want me to.
Tomorrow I’ll post the information for Elgin-Middlesex-London.
* Updated April 26 with new information on Bev Shipley and Joe Hill.