The two most common questions I’ve been asked by friends and family since being a PPC

  1. Have you quit work to campaign?
  2. Are you getting paid to campaign?

Answer to the first question is no I’m still working, unfortunately I can’t afford not to, and as I’ve stated in a previous post many candidates still work, apart from those who are rich or party officials. This is a worrying trend if people want more everyday people to represent them.

Second question is answered really by the first. No candidate from any party (as far as I know) is paid to campaign for their seat, if they already work for the party then it’s slightly different.

That’s not to say I won’t be campaigning hard, just means taking more leave, coming to an agreement with work and relying on an efficient local party machine – luckily the local exec are well organised 🙂

Hope that’s answered a couple of common questions and how a PPC gets around it.

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One thought on “The two most common questions I’ve been asked by friends and family since being a PPC

  1. Phil,
    Those of us who are actively involved in politics already knew that you and most PPCs are unpaid and overworked. That is one reason why we admire you and are prepared to work hard on your behalf. We know that you are not in this for the money and we wish that more of the electorate understood this too.

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