The email I sent was:
Dear SirsNow, I don't really know what response I was hoping for, but anything would have been nice.
I have recently joined the Liberal Democrats as I tend to agree with the party's policies which are generally properly considered rather than designed to appeal to the Daily Mail. I would however welcome some clarification on an issue that is important to my family and me.
Gibraltarians have repeatedly expressed a desire to remain British despite harassment by successive Spanish governments. The Liberal Democrats' position on the Gibraltarians' right to self determination appears to have changed recently for the better, although possibly this should be explained to Andrew Duff who seems to think that Gibraltar should be given to Spain against the democratically expressed wishes of the Gibraltarians. Please can you explain the current position and the reason for the change?
I realise that this is not top of most people's priorities, but having married into a Gibraltarian family and experienced the smears and pettiness of the Spanish Government and opposition politicians at close quarters it is something I feel strongly about. I know that a number of Gibraltarian voters were put off by the historic position, the fact the position apparently changed at about the same time that Gibraltarian votes counted in the European elections and the views expressed by Mr Duff. It is great that a Gibraltarian candidate was listed but having him so far down the list made it easy for people to dismiss it as a cheap stunt as Mr Stagnetto was obviously not going to be elected.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
If anyone has the answers, please let me know...