Another week, another Labour leadership meeting.Â This time round was different for two reasons: as it was my own local party I could actually vote this time, and there was a hustings first.Â Oh.Â And there is a prog rock angle too.
Entries Tagged as 'Crawley'
July 20th, 2010 · 13 Comments · Music, Politics
June 24th, 2010 · No Comments · Life
I see from my local paper that the Germans are coming to Crawley this weekend, from Crawley’s twin town, Dorsten.Â According to the Crawley News: More than 100 people from Dorsten are coming to the town to enjoy 48 hours of sport and music. What could possibly go wrong? I think they will all be [...]
April 1st, 2010 · 10 Comments · Politics
Crawley Labour party met tonight to select its candidate for the general election and at the end of a long evening selected Chris Oxlade to step into Laura Moffatt’s shoes.
With Laura’s final speech out of the way it is now time for Crawley Labour party to choose her successor, and it will not be an easy decision to make.Â Each new letter, e-mail, phone call or visit from a candidate just makes the decision even harder.
DuringÂ Parliament yesterday Laura Moffatt made what I guess will be her last speech in a debate.Â Â It was quite a long one, understandable in the circumstances, and covered quite a few topics, so I am not going to quote it in full, but will quote a passage that particularly struck me.
As a member of Crawley Labour party I am getting quite excited about our impending candidate selection.Â Alerady I have had emails from two candidates, setting out the reasons why they think they are best for the job.Â One of them also sent out the same letter by snail-mail, which must have cost a fortune, [...]
March 26th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Politics
I went along to the Civic Hall in Crawley to see how the meeting on civil liberties organised by NO2ID went.Â It had been advertised as featuring candidates from all the parties but since then the Labour candidate stood down and a new one has not been selected yet, so there was no Labour candidate.Â [...]
March 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments · Life
After a thoroughly damp and miserable day yesterday the weather turned glorious for today’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Crawley, a case of the luck of the Irish perhaps? This parade is one of the fixed points in the civic calendar and one of the events that celebrates the town’s multiculturalism, with participation not limited [...]
March 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Politics
With Laura Moffatt’s decision to not stand at the impending election, Crawley Labour party has some big decisions to make.Â Well just the one decision really, but it is a big one. Despite what anyone might think, I am not really in the loop with all this.Â I declined the chance to go onto Crawley [...]