Monday, 11 June 2012
Reading East Labour
my little poll (right) is showing a stand-off between Tony Jones and Martin Salter for Labour candidate for Reading East. I am a little surprised that Mr Salter is in the running, you'd think he wouldn't want to go back, although I suppose having pretended to represent Reading East for so long he would like actually to do so. I reckon Tony Jones thought it was his for the taking. But both of them are, how to put this, past their first youth. Nothing wrong with starting a new job in your 60s, I intend to do precisely that when I retire from the one I am currently doing - but younger people may well be interested in the role as a career move. My personal view is that Mr Salter will not go for it, because he knows that Rob Wilson may be expected to hold the seat, however unpopular the coalition is. But we'll see.