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Tuesday, 5 June, 2001, 09:58 GMT 10:58 UK
Who I met today
Commentators say the big names in politics are kept away from ordinary voters so they can have sympathetic attention at stage managed events. If you've met a politician on the campaign trail, we want to hear from you.
A selection of the entries so far:
Oliver Church met: Tony Blair
A. Blaikie met: William and Ffion Hague
Henry Burr met: Michael Portillo
Where: Clapham Junction
What we said: "Excuse me" (as he bumped into me). I later realised who he was.
Laura Dunne met: Darren Johnston
Where: Deptford Market, London
What we said: He just handed me a leaflet explaing the Green Party's manifesto.
Robert Reed met: Brendan Murphy (Conservative candidate in Vale of Clwyd)
Where: In the street
What he said: "He asked what my major concerns were at the moment. Wished me good luck in the A-levels."
Anthony Kluk met: William Hague
Where: My school cricket field, Bristol
What Mr Hague said: "Hi, how are you? How's the school work going? Good luck for exams."
Heather Andrews met: Geoff Hoon and Ruth Kelly, Labour candidate for Bolton West
Where: In the street in Bolton
What Mr Hoon said: "I asked him who had come up with the Mrs Thatcher hairdo poster campaign. He said people with more imigination and sense of humour than him."
Mike Digby met: David Prior, Conservative Party deputy chairman and candidate for Norfolk North
Where: Sheringham, Norfolk
Mr Digby's impression: "He's a very nice and down to earth person."
Rab Leather met: Chris Stephens, SNP candidate for Hamilton North and Bellshill
Where: Bellshill Main Street
What Mr Stephens said: "He said: 'Hello, I am Chris Stephens your SNP candidate in the election, can I count on your support on polling day?' I said something like: 'Yes, you can'."
Guy Robinson met: Peter Jones, Lib Dem candidate for Aylesbury
What Mr Jones said: "We had a good chat about tactical voting and whether he thought he could beat David Lidington in Aylesbury."
Catriona Cuthbert met: Tony Blair
Where: Endeavour Foyer, Chatham
What Mr Blair said: "Hello, pleased to meet you."
What Catriona Cuthbert said: "Hfeararllar" or something similar. Better still was my father (who complains about "Tony Blair's pals in big business"). He said: "I'm delighted to meet you, I'm really pleased you could come." Tony grinned at him.
Are you an ordinary voter? Have you met a key election figure in your town, workplace or home? What did you say to each other? Tell BBC News Online.
Disclaimer: The BBC will use as many of your questions as possible but we cannot guarantee that all e-mails will be published. The BBC reserves the right to edit comments that are published.
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