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.
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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.
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 [...]
February 22nd, 2010 · 6 Comments · Politics
I am not a big fan of political speeches generally, whoever they are made by.Â I am also really turned off by campaign slogans, which soon start to blur into each other, so I was prepared to cringe when Gordon Brown unveiled the Labour slogan for the election this year.
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February 6th, 2010 · 23 Comments · Politics
I found this article on the BBC website to be in equal measures interesting and depressing.Â It is called Why do people vote against their best interests? and is about the US healthcare issue, but really has lessons for the left over here too.
December 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Politics
This evening I took Chrystal into Crawley town centre for a Labour Party fund-raising dinner.Â I was supposed to be taking Jayne, but her hip was playing up so Chrystal was a last-minute substitute. The guest of honour was John Prescott.Â He was full of praise for Laura Moffatt and Gordon Brown.Â Not quite so [...]
November 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Politics
I was out in Horsham’s Carfax again this afternoon with colleagues from Horsham Labour Party to try and persuade shoppers to sign our petition about affordable housing.
November 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Politics
Money is as important to the various organisations within the Labour movement as it is to any capitalist entity.Â Well, maybe not exactly: it is not chased or accumulated for what it is, but it is very much appreciated for what it can do, and necessary.Â No point having hundreds of willing volunteers to deliver [...]