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Last month DP was selected as candidate for a constituency (which obvs I'm not going to name!). Just wondering if any other MNs are / have been in this position. we have children and I'm slightly wondering what this is going to do to our lives and how we will juggle politics/ work/ family etc. He's always been involved in politics, so I do have some idea, but I just know that this makes it so much more public and high profile - and will be increasingly so in the run up to 2015... So anyone else?
DH stood in the 2001 election. We didn't know each other then so cant be much help! I know he had a very very hard time in the media/press due to the party he was selected for and the area......... In fact I think one paper ended up paying him libel damages!!!
Urgh! That doesn't sound fun! That's one of the things I do worry about - that and having to be constantly aware that once everyone knows who we are, I mustn't yell at the kids in public! The kids are quite young, which has the advantage that they won't be reading what the press say - and I guess I'll just have to develop a think skin. Is your DH still politically active?
An old school friend of mine stood in a by election in my constituency a few years ago. He didn't win but the media 'frenzy' was a sight to behold. The things written about him, twisted into something unrecognisable, were gob smacking. It can be a pretty brutal process tbh. Not something id want to go thru personally.