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Peter Botting on The Daily Politics

Daily Politics Appearance

Last Friday I was contacted by the Daily Politics team who had read my blog posts on the 5 worst and 5 best US political adverts. They seemed to like what I had written and invited me on to the Daily politics show on Monday to talk about them. Sam and I arrived at the BBC at 11:45 and were ushered into the green room. Sam was given a tour of the Daily Politics set and I sat waiting in the green room. It was exciting to be there. I knew what I wanted to say and to be honest I had an easy gig ahead of me as there were no tough questions coming my way as my 4-5 minutes was more of an amusing filler than main stream news and I didn’t have positions to defend – apart from my views on the videos.

Paul Uppal, Julian Huppert and Lisa Nandy were the guests for they day and Alan Milburn was a guest. Eventually I was called into the studio around 12:50 and say in a corner watching the 4 camera crew and the the rest of crew quietly and calmly do their thing. Then I was miked up and told to follow the chair. Then the videos were played – I was greeted by Jo Coburn who was lovely and then the questions a started. It was a fun discussion and I managed to to get Jo and her 3 guests agreeing with me!

Thanks to the Daily Politics team from Robbie Gibb to Jo and all the others who were so cool and friendly to us!

Have a look and tell me what you think!

 

Getting Selected – Daily Politics Show

Getting Selected as a Parliamentary Candidate

BBC 2’s Daily Politics had a small feature on Getting Selected as a Parliamentary Candidate. They interviewed me for this on Monday and the feature was broadcast on Daily Politics broadcast yesterday – 06.11.2012. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20222003

I am very seldom found in front of the camera and it was a great reminder of how scary this experience can be. It also highlighted the need for preparation. I offer my clients a “warm-up” telephone service when they are about to go live – I could have done with that sort of service before I went live here.

I help people who want to become Conservative Parliamentary candidates to pass the Parliamentary Assessment Board (the PAB), political candidates to get selected and of course election campaigns. These services include polling services, online campaigning, political websites, speechwriting, campaign management and more.

Here are some of the other political services I offer and here are some of the campaigns, elections and selections I have have been part of politically.

The Getting Selected process is often as tough or even tougher than the Getting Elected process. In the 2010 General Election, 72 of my personal 1-2-1 clients were selected as Conservative Parliamentary Candidates.

34 of them are now MPs.

Of the 72 candidates, 59 achieved swings of 6% or more. Of these 59 candidates:-

  • 23 achieved swings in excess of 7%
  • 14 achieved swings in excess of 8%
  • 8 achieved swings in excess of 9%
  • 3 achieved swings in excess of 10%
  • 1 achieved a swing of over 14%

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