Tuesday, 7 July 2009

The Parachute Brigade

Labour's problems with finding a candidate in Arfon have been noted - the talk is of parachuting in a candidate from outside the constituency. Bad enough in a notionally marginal Labour seat but they're also having problems with finding a local candidate for a previously safe seat in Clwyd South.
Just nine months to go before the election campaign gets under way and no sign of a candidate.
Will Labour be parachuting in someone in to replace Martyn Jones as well?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

it doesn't matter where the candidate comes from, cos when they're selected and if they win, they'll be local.

this "local" stuff we always seem to hear is complete tosh just to frighten off the best candidates, who would be committed to the place as next MP. Always put about either by someone in the same party for jealousy reasons, or from another party hoping to run on that theme in the campaign!

sorry, it just doesn't wash.
just look at Neath and Rhondda - MP's were not local at time of selection, were they? you'll have to try better, matey:)

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Richard Brunstrom and Clive Wolfendale accused Lucas and Tamil of being parachuted into safe Labour seats and look what happened poor old Lucas went off on one (not unusual) but it forced the two cops to apologise for that comment and the other...the fact that Lucas was a Luddite. Mind you from Luddite to Business Minister...and £94,000 in a few years is not bad going; but he is of the most loyal of the loyal of Gordy's servants.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

...so yes it does matter where the candidates come from otherwise why should Lucas and Tami get so upset about it?

Dafydd ap Ieuan said...

Aren't you from Harlech though? Not very local to Wrecsam either...

Anonymous said...

Labour could be finished in Clwyd South as the Conservative team seem to be doing well. Plaid didn't make a breakthrough at the European elections as expected.

Will be interesting to see if John Bell is elected who the Conservative assembly candidate will be.

Maybe one of the list members may go for it?

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

I would put money on the Tory Assembly candidate being Cllr Paul Rogers.

As for not being local to Wrecsam, you are quite right I lived in Harlech until I was 17 yrs but I have lived in Wrecsam since 1982...27 year...no more needs to be said

Ryan Paul Rogers said...

Assembly candidate for Clwyd South? Who knows?

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Glad to see you're reading my blog!

Grove Park Old Boy said...

So you've been here since 82, Lucas, according to his website, since 86 - if he's parachuted in then so are you!

The Lib Dem is from outside the area and lives in Northop.

Meanwhile, Gareth Hughes was born here and went to school here.

I'd shut up about being local if I were you.

aber con said...

Three letters to the Leader in a week from the Tory councillor for Brymbo - and not a dicky bird about Brymbo. He's desperate for that Assembly candidacy

Peanut Butter said...

Re: Paul Rogers

Well, for that to happen, Mr Bell has to win first. Do you really think he has a good chance? After all, the Euro election was a low turnout and the Labour vote didnt show, but come Westminster, a different story!

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Wilkinson One said...

Bell is a hard working candidate who does a fair bit for the people of Clwyd South despite not being elected.

Aber Con - Councillor Rogers is working extremely hard in the Brymbo area and there have been huge improvements since he took over last year. I know he has been successful in securing funding for several groups his village and has pushed through many projects. He lives in the ward and is seen around quite regular.