Features reactions from Robin Cook and Norman Tebbit. Liberal supporters were cheerfully drowning out Llin Golding's acceptance speech.
This is one seat which eluded the Conservatives in the 1980s that I am hopeful we will be able to win at some stage in the next decade or so. I am astonished to see that Labour were unopposed in this constituency in 1931.
Post by David Boothroyd on Oct 31, 2013 0:09:23 GMT
Jos Wedgwood was one of only five MPs who abstained on the first (unofficial) confidence vote in the National Government, rather than vote against with the rest of the Labour Party or in favour with those who went on to be expelled and form National Labour. However, he quickly decided not to endorse the Government, and then went on to ally with the ILP group who objected to the new PLP standing orders - for that reason he was denied official endorsement.
The candidates in 1931 who were denied official endorsement were nevertheless partly acknowledged by the Labour Party who listed almost all of them in a paper sent to the NEC in November 1931.
Socialism makes war upon a system, not upon a class
To date, I've received 4 pieces of literature from Tony Cox (the Conservative PPC) and 1 from the incumbent Labour MP. UKIP seem to take more votes from Labour then the Conservatives here, saying that, I still think that Labour will hold this seat comfortably.