Jimmy Edwards did cut quite a figure when campaigning in Paddington North in the 1964 General Election on horseback in full hunting regalia.
TWTWTW did a superb taking with a rendition of ‘Pretty Jimmy Edwards of Paddington Green’ which ended with the killer line:
‘But the people of Paddington were not that bloody green’.
This was almost as amusing as Ted Dexter trying to unseat Jim Callaghan in Cardiff South East at the same election.
I remember reading Douglas Bader's autobiography. The Tories had lined up a then-safe seat for him in Blackpool, but had failed to inform him and wasnt actuallyva member of the Conservative party. He told them that he didn't support any one party anyway and that he'd vote for whatever he believed in whether it came from the Tories or Labour. The idea wasn't mentioned again....
As for Dexter.....
Ted Dexter and the chequered past of cricketers in the world of politics
I have just noticed that Lesley Brennan MSP replaced Richard Baker MSP when he stood down from parliament and that coincidentally, his wife, Claire Baker MSP has the maiden name Brennan. Are they by any chance related?
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Scotland longest-serving Libertarian Party Councilor
Mohammad Asghar Conservative MS(AM) for South Wales East has died.
This will in all probability lead to a return to the Senedd of Laura Ann Jones who served as an AM from 2003-2007.
A real Vicar of Bray who was elected as a local councillor for Labour (having previously been a Tory member for 20 years), defected to Plaid Cymru, eventually elected AM for them, then defected back to his original home. The kind of electoral career that drove the late marksenior and my less celebrated self to distraction.