Monday, 11 June 2012
Reading East Labour: the campaign hots up
Mr Salter was all over Radio 4 yesterday and the day before, being described as Speaker Bercow's campaign manager, and generally touting himself as the political operator you cannot afford to be without. The Reading boys supported Rob Wilson to win Reading East for the Tories in 2005. In 2010 they ignored him (as they ignored their Labour candidate of the time, who was locked in Stuart Singleton-White's attic). In 2015 they will be dying to trash him. That is why Salter is all over it. He is informing them that only he can beat the Tory in Reading East. Seems a pity not to let Tony Jones have a chance at a parliamentary seat, rather late in life, admittedly, but why not? I do not think they can win it from Wilson anyway. And what about the younger fellows?