Last night, Laura Pidcock told Made in Tyne & Wear that, "I live in Lanchester." That was just a lie. A plain and simple lie. For electoral purposes, she has the use of an address here that is really just a couple of rooms above a shop. But she lives in Cramlington, where she recently lost her County Council seat.
This is not about having to be local. It is about not pretending to be local, or anything else, when you are not. It is about not telling lies. I longed with all my heart to vote Labour this time. But I will not, I cannot, vote for this candidate. Vote for Owen Temple, the Teaching Assistants' champion, and a man who does not tell lies.