James Graham asks where TeamClegg got the distribution list which they used to invite all and sundry to join their supporters list earlier this week. (Richard Allan has now apologised for this).
It is an excellent question and one which is answered in the script of the mail which I received:
You are signed up using the email address
More information about this list is at
Printed (dispatched) by Haecceitas Limited, Golden Cross House, 8 Duncannon Street, London, WC2N 4JF. Published and promoted by and on behalf of the Liberal Democrats, 4 Cowley Street, London, SW1P 3NB. (020) 7222 7999."
So the email notification that I had been signed up to Team Clegg came from the Liberal Democrats at 4 Cowley Street and, indeed, the list system at www.libdems.org.uk.
Could someone explain this to me please? I didn't realise that candidates' teams are allowed access and use of the www.libdes.org.uk list system. But then, hey, you learn something new everyday don't you?