Positive Abstention


1 May – Positive Abstention established
2 May – First version of the website appears on the Web
10 May – Version two of the web site
12 May – First national press release sent out
13 May – Participation in on-line discussion with ‘Broadcasting House’ from the BBC
14 May – First radio interview given to Sunrise Radio in Southall
16 May – Interviews with the South Wales Argus and radio Clyde One and 96.4 The Eagle.
Sent out fax mailing to MPs from the last parliament, raising the issue of
Positive Abstention and asking them to fax back their views
17 May – Responses from prospective parliamentary candidates start to come in.
Radio interviews with BBC
Radio Leeds and BBC Three Counties. Telephone interview with Bristol Evening News
18 May – Radio interviews on BBC Radio Lincolnshire and BBC Radio Nottingham
19 May – Follow-up interview with 96.4 The Eagle for young peoples programming
23 May – Interview on BBC Radio Wales for “Good Morning Wales” and recording for BBC Radio Oxford.
New version of the website posted including responses to the
survey of MPs from the last parliament
24 MayNews Shopper Online includes a question about Positive Abstention on their website. The constituencies covered are Orpington, Bromley & Chislehurst, Beckenham, Bexleyheath & Crayford, Erith & Thamesmead, Old Bexley & Sidcup, Lewisham East, Lewisham West, Lewisham Deptford, Greenwich & Woolwich, Eltham, Gravesham, Dartford, Sevenoaks.
Interviews recorded for Pirate FM102 (Plymouth), Imagine FM (Stockport), Central FM (Falkirk). Live interview with BBC Radio York
29 May – Guest on BBC Radio Wales’ Sarah Dickins show, interview on on BBC Radio Leicester
30 May – Interviews recorded for 107.3 The Eagle (Bristol) and Radio Forth. Contributions made to print news articles for the South Wales Echo and South Wales Argus
News Shopper Online shows two responses from prospective parliamentary candidates
31 May – Interviews on BBC Radio Cleveland, BBC Radio Devon and BBC Radio West Midlands
1 June – Interview recorded for Student Broadcasting Network
5 June – Interviews BBC Radio Cumbria, Radio Aire, GWR-FM (Bristol), Central FM, BBC Radio Gloucestershire
6 June – Interview on BBC Radio Lincolnshire