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Vote me!

August 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Politics

This year I decided to put in nomination papers for the local council elections. For various reasons I have been quite absent from politics for a couple of years, but I’m feeling a lot more up for it now. When I got selected for the Horsham parliamentary elections I concentrated on that constituency, although did […]

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Election time again

April 29th, 2013 · Comments Off · Politics

It is election time again, which sounds like it should be the name of a Fall album, but probably isn’t, and again I find myself standing as a candidate. This time it is the county council elections and I’m standing in Meridian division. Meridian is in East Grinstead and so called because the zero meridian […]

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Post-election anoraking

May 11th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Politics

Tonight was Crawley Labour’s constituency meeting and, unsurprisingly, the mood was good. I enjoyed congratulating Peter Smith, Colin Moffatt and Chris Mullins on winning their seats and others for holding onto theirs. There was also a new leader of the Labour group to congratulate.

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Local election post mortem

May 10th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Politics

The local elections here in Crawley turned out pretty well for Labour I think. We held all the seats we were defending and took three off the Tories, unseating one of their cabinet members in the process. We came pretty close in our other target seat and looking at the results we did well enough […]

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Election time again

May 1st, 2012 · 3 Comments · Politics

I may have neglected to mention it, but am a candidate in this year’s council elections so if anybody reading this lives in Maidenbower and fancies annoying the Tories then pop down to the polling station on Thursday and put a big kiss against my name.

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A philosophical question

May 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Politics

I have just been gathering up old local newspapers to chuck in the recycling and spotted the story in the Crawley Observer about the local election launch a few weeks ago. In this story the Tory leader was very keen to point out that they are doing ‘positive campaigning’.   It made me wonder exactly how […]

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A tale of two elections

May 3rd, 2011 · 2 Comments · Politics

This years I have been involved in the local elections in two different council areas.  Probably not to the extent I should have been but that is another story.  The mood is good in both Horsham and Crawley Labour parties, with a really good team spirit in both areas.  Whatever the results, the party will […]

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A few opinions

April 6th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Life, Politics

For some reason I just can’t be bothered to write anything substantial at the moment.  A combination of boredom, tiredness and lack of concentration really.  I find that Twitter and Facebook are sufficient for the amount of effort I can sum up.  I’m still following events though, even if I can’t be bothered to make […]

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Number-crunching the leadership ballot

September 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Politics

I was pleased to see the data behind the leadership ballot released, and also a little surprised. But mostly pleased. The data is available as a Google Doc here and you can download it all to your own computer to pull it about in Excel. ((or Open Office of course))

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BBC hustings – too much, too late

September 17th, 2010 · Comments Off · Politics

I watched the Labour leadership hustings on BBC’s Question Time tonight.  It was the most I have enjoyed QT for a long time, but then it would have to be as I hardly ever watch it.   I think it would have been a lot more useful if it had been scheduled before a lot of […]

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