Lib Dem Candidate Shows She Is Ready To Hold The Balance of Power
Guildford’s Lib Dem candidate for Westminster showed her skills at holding the balance of power this morning (April 22) with the help of the Moscow State Circus.
33-year-old Kelly-Marie Blundell’s only previous experience has been walking the political tightrope between left and right.
She said: “I have never even done anything like this before, not even gymnastics.
“It was absolutely terrifying but not so bad after the first fall. Actually, it was easier than I thought.”
The politician was given guidance and support from Olga and Vladimir from the circus. One other circus artist looking on said: “This is the way we normally train for the high wire.”
Present at the event were photographers from several national papers. Circus manager Paul Archer said: “This is the biggest election news story this morning. It is bigger even than Boris Johnson.”
Unlike Boris at a 2012 Olympic publicity event, Kelly-Marie was not left helplessly dangling and finished to pose with members of the circus. Whether she will run off to the circus if she loses out at the election remains to be seen.
Offering encouragement circus director, John Haze said: “With a little more time we could definitely have got Kelly-Marie to walk the rope without assistance.”