Post by Chris Cassidy on Jan 17, 2014 13:01:32 GMT
That article is a storm in a tea cup! The local chairman (Who is actually the Chairman of Trafford - but is minding Wythenshawe!)was determined to have the candidate pre-selected before the hustings. So as he's been reminded of the rules, he's kicked up a fuss!
Seems like he was given a good send from all yesterday, RIP Paul a good man.
OK onto this, the result at Trafford should be a warning for UKIP that simply in some parts of the country they do not have the reach. In my view Chris after all his work fully deserves a chance at an high profile election and it should be an easy selection for you.
Any whispers on who will be in the frame for Labour ?
Also, postal votes for this constituency is 23,000+.
More than likely when it is said Labour have this one in the bag they mean the postal bag.
If they want to reform voting then the removal of postal votes should be included. It should be mandatory voting in person with ID on the day.
You'd be making it significantly more difficult for the elderly to vote. There's also a non-negligible effect upon those working long shifts or travelling for business.
One suspects Labour will win the postals, because we're dominant in the constituency and presumably also much better organised than anybody else. But it's deeply unlikely there's anything dodgy about the postals - look at the demographics of the seat.
Her father is Dutch and she has a fairly long history in elective politics, having been a Conservative councillor in Congleton and, I think, the mayor sometime in the last few years.
Huh! All this free movement between European countries really ought to stop. Wonder why she stopped the 'van der...'. Mind you, surely Farage should be pronounced in Anglo-Saxon with the accent on the first syllable, not the rather Frenchified 'Far-aaaaaaage'?
Last Edit: Jan 17, 2014 15:02:38 GMT by Merseymike