leads Mr Salter to post an item on his Telegraph blog which is identical in every way to his Westminster Diary. So £150 for something you had already written anyway is good going. The former however invites comments, two of which are as follows:
Martin – it seems that the constituents in your neighbouring constituency didn’t like the homosexual candidate standing in Reading East at the last General Election (incidentally his name is Tony Page and he had 2 convictions for indecency), he lost the seat for Labour which Jane Griffiths had won in 1997 and 2001.
assegai on Jan 27th, 2010 at 9:35 pm
assegai, the reading east people didn’t like how Jane was deselected. They also didn’t really warn to Cllr Page, but lots of Lab supporters didn’t vote out of sympathy for Jane. She still blogs about this and other subjects at http://jane-griffiths-my-book.blogspot.com/
Tonys sexuality, ot indeed his criminal record, were not hard to find out about, but it wasn’t an election issues in 2005. One of his leaflets incidentally had him holding a baby standing next to a woman, so most would have thought that was his family. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Page
Nice work Martin, just in case anyone had forgotten. Now remind us just why you are writing this blog again?