Tuesday, 6 July 2010

that leadership contest

quite interesting to see who is nominating whom - you can see a list of constituency parties here with their nominees.  I note that the Reading party - there is no constituency party in Reading, just one large party for more than two constituencies, there's party democracy for you - has not bothered to nominate anyone at all, what is keeping them, it is  not as if they have a council to run any more, hein?  Come on boys, let's be having you!

9 comments:

Jonathan said...

They are too busy sulking over Richard Willis's plans to remove Tony Page's pet traffic lights.

Anonymous said...

Surely some CLPs will be waiting to hear the candidates at the hustings.

Anonymous said...

I can understand parties nominating to get someone onto a ballot, but if the candidates are already on the ballot, then parties' nominations are unnecessary.

I will cast my vote purely on how I feel about the candidates, not on how a handful of GC delegates in the two Reading constituencies eventually decide whom to "nominate".

jane said...

quite so - but why did the Boys not want to take a position? they usually do

Anonymous said...

Nver mind about the leadership contest. Here in Reading, "they" think they are still in power. You just have to click on " Bunch of silly boys" and go to Labour representatives in wards. It's "member of Cabinet" here and "another one" there. ummm hard pill to swallow. What with the loss of all the positions' allowances, it is just so "unfair" as Hattie would say. I hear the local Coalition have done a "Gordon Brown" on these. NOt so generous. The one who "sold his vote" will think twice about standing again, after his rant on how hard done by he felt by these cuts last year. Ah!

jane said...

you are quite right last anon , I could not be bothered to look before, they are still listing various people as cabinet members, how sad is that, almost worse than Zim One from 2008 on

Anonymous said...

Must admit I had a good giggle at the "Basher" link. His School must have been a right old dilapidated building, spelling gives it away. Mr Gove you are so cruel..Mind you, mine was a prefab ( long long time ago) and we did't give a hoot. Both History and English teachers took us to heights we never knew existed ( no smut please!)

Anonymous said...

Well, I shall buy the Mandy Memoirs. Published on 15th July. And then Tony's in September and Gordon's if he does any - and then, I shall call it a day and return to Disraeli.

Not tempted by the recent Ted Heath. All too familiar.

And I fear that I am suffering from an overdose of Barack and Hillary.
It is like a pregnancy craving; gorge, gorge, gorge and then feel slightly sick afterwards.

Anonymous said...

Forget memoirs and leadership trivia. The news of the day is that the splendid Anne Widdcombe is to star on Strictly Come Dancing!

She will see off all-comers and lift the trophy!

Go get'em Anne!