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Daisy Cooper, the party’s candidate in St Albans – not Camden – is opening the event. She says that while St Albans voted to stay in the EU, the constituency has a “hard Brexit” MP in Conservative Anne Main. “You guys are going to have to work really, really hard over the next few weeks so give yourselves a round of applause and have a great night,” she says.
We’re just waiting for the Liberal Democrat manifesto launch to begin in Camden. You can watch a live feed at the top of this blog.
Guardian political correspondent Peter Walker is there.
The Lib Dem manifesto launch is being held amid the flashing lights and thudding music of a club in Camden, N London. There is even a bar, which is open. pic.twitter.com/6LqM7pqBrb
What there is not - which is relevant for a reporter supposedly filing to deadline for an event starting at 5pm - is anywhere to sit down and write.
As an aside, I’ve not been to Camden Lock market for some years and ... it’s not exactly what you’d call fashionable, is it? There’s even a Sports Direct.Continue reading...