30 March 2012

Remembering David Walter

Lib Dem Voice reports the sad news that former Lib Dem head of comms David Walter had lost his battle with cancer.

David was not just a national figure, but a stalwart of local politics too - a long term member and deliverer in North Kingston, despite being the consumate professional journalist.

The wonderful ITN archive provides hundreds of clips of David in action but this one is particularly relevant.

In 1984 Ken Livingstone and two others resigned their seats in protest at the council's abolition. Three by-elections were held which were boycotted by the Tories- but not the other parties. In addition to David's reporting the other Kingston link is the interview with the Liberal candidate - a young Steve Harris - the then leader of the Council.

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