OK, long story short...I think the url should have http in front of it and LWP just works with what it's got and doesn't complain.
I tried again using WWW::Mechanize and it demanded an absolute url. I put in http - it then said it couldn't deal with https, and instructed me to install LWP-Protocol-https.
I went back to LWP and fed it the absolute url, and it resolved properly giving me the forwarded url as it ought. Out of interest I removed LWP-Protocol-https and that didn't seem to bother it.
Thanks for the help
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