April 22nd, 2015
Episode 302 of 1641 episodes
Ed Miliband was mobbed by a hen party on Saturday. It was a rare moment of unplanned interaction in an election battle which has seen the main party leaders encountering the public on the pavements rather less frequently than in campaigns past. John Major found on his soapbox in 1992 that meeting the public in the wild can be a vote winner. Or it can lead to crises which define a losing campaign, like Gordon Brown’s meeting with Gillian Duffy in 2010. So is this campaign worse for the absence so far of such encounters? Tim Collins is a former Tory MP and was press secretary to John Major during the 1992 campaign and Elinor Goodman is a former political editor of Channel 4 News and covered the 1992 election campaign.
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