Today’s ‘shock’ announcement of a Tory MP defecting to UKIP has been a bit of fun for all the non-Tories, but not entirely a shock in some respects. OK, so it wasn’t expected or even hinted at, but once you saw the headline, the identity of the MP in question was far from a shock. […]
Entries Tagged as 'Elections'
August 28th, 2014 · Comments Off on The circus comes to Clacton · Politics
June 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off on Voting selfies · Politics
This is where I eat my own words a little bit, even though I didn’t actually say them aloud at the time. Just before the elections there was an article on the BBC website about voters being told not to take selfies while voting. At the time I thought this was all a bit officious. […]
May 24th, 2014 · Comments Off on The morning after the day before · Politics
Today was the local election count in Crawley. Finally all that walking up and down knocking on doors and delivering leaflets was over, and to avoid withdrawal symptoms I found myself doing a lot more walking. I had a feeling it would be a good day. It was Friday and there was a long bank […]
May 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on Dundeliverin · Politics
Polling day tomorrow, so that means no more delivering leaflets for a while, which is handy now that it has started tipping down outside.
May 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on Why do the Tories have to do it? · Politics
What is it with the Tories? They appear to be pathologically incapable of resisting the urge to lie, even when they don’t need to.
I received my letter today, the one that gets me into the local elections count on Friday, so it must be time for my traditional pre-election rant about that… Why can’t they just let anybody in? If anybody is really interested and engaged enough to want to go to the count and see democracy in […]
April 25th, 2014 · Comments Off on Runners and riders in Crawley · Politics
The nominations closed today for the council elections which means two important things: It will all be over in four weeks, one way or another We all know who we are standing against The full lists are not yet on the crawley council website as I write, but I’m sure they will be soon. Before […]
August 15th, 2013 · Comments Off on Vote me! · 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 […]
April 29th, 2013 · Comments Off on Election time again · 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 […]
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.