Saturday, 25 July 2009

Angela Wilkins for South Clwyd?

Labour have an all female shortlist for the vacant South Clwyd seat, one of the favourites for the seat is Angela Wilkins a Labour party staffer who worked i Harriet Harman's office. Angela made the news in 2007 in connection with David Abrahams making donations of £600,000 through proxy donors. The Electoral Commission called in the Police to investigate. Ms Wilkins's was named as the ex administrator of Labour's 1000 Fundraising Club in the Daily Mail

I wonder if South Clwyd Constituency Party have any choice in this nomination or is Ms Wilkins being parachuted in (like a number of other Welsh MP's) for loyalty to senior Labour Party people like Harriet Harman?

6 comments:

Ryan Paul Rogers said...

Interestingly there has been a letter criticising Tory candidate John Bell from a Sue Elan Jones in the evening leader.

Ms Jones claims to be residing in Clwyd South however could this be the same Sue Elan Jones who is a Labour Councillor from the London area?

This could be another case of Labour parachuting candidates into what they feel are safe seats. Clwyd South deserves better than this.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

This Sue Elan Jones could also be on the shortlist? I was told by a leading member of South Clwyd CLP that one of the candidates was a local lady living away. Mind you its still unusual that short listed candidates start going public before selection...they must be mighty confident of getting selected.

Anonymous said...

The Tories would never parachute anyone into Clwyd South would they - someone like, say, Boris Johnson.

Pot. Kettle. Black. Cllr Rogers

Anonymarc said...

John Bell is very much a local candidate. And unless they have moved the boundaries, Ruthin isn't part of Clwyd South...

RJD said...

I think Councillor Rogers is clearly arguing the case for local candidates!

Its amazing how all tories get tarred with the same brush.

Anonymous said...

What about that Janet Ryder? She has been parachuted in as she wont get the first slot on the list next time..