Some of my recent political coverage, in no particular order.
Nigel Farage stops off on the campaign trail during the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election, outside The Happy Man pub in Wythenshawe
Nigel Farage UKIP Wythenshawe
Coronation Street’s David Neilson (who plays Roy Cropper) made a star turn in support of Labour Party candidate Mike Kane. They ended up making the tea behind the counter at a local cafe.
David Neilson Mike Kane
David Blunkett (shot with a telephoto lens through the listening audience and lit with a remote flash) speaking to an audience at Manchester University
David Blunkett Roma debate
The Monster Raving Loony candidate struggles with his hat – inappropriate for the terrain – at the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election count
Wythenshawe Sale East by-election
Contrasting candid portraits of Ed Miliband. Sometimes the light just catches someone’s face and makes a photograph
Other times, context creates the mood
Labour Conference 01/03/2014
On the first day of the Liberal Democrat conference in York, Vince Cable sits on stage illuminated by a dim yellow glow, as another party member speaks.
Nick Clegg enthusiastically waves the chequered flag at an event at a nearby sports centre
Lib Dem Conference 08/03/2014
The former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons and MP for Ribble Valley, Nigel Evans, arrives at Preston Crown Court for the first day of his trial. He’s accused of several sexual assaults and rape, which he denies.
Former Happy Mondays freaky dancer, Bez, has ventured in to politics and plans to stand for election in Salford, in 2015. His first political engagement was to support anti-fracking protesters at an exploration site in Barton Moss in Salford. Here Bez sits in the road with protesters, blocking a lorry from accessing the site
Bez at Barton Moss
And here are some of the uses to which newspapers have put my photos:
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