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I never said Cllr Wrigley being a Lib Dem parliamentary candidate wasn't newsworthy. or that now that he isn't a candidate isn't newsworthy. So thank you, or should I say thank you North Devonian, for letting us all know that he was a candidate until a few weeks ago but now isn't. And if you think this story is so newsworthy then I suggest you contact our local press. And then if they ...

31 May 2017

i believe i have made my points @Andrew . Oh dear! I didn't give any examples of Labour candidates standing for election outside of where they live. How remiss of me! Wonder if that makes me a labour supporter? Might do in the eyes of some I suppose. People will and can assume whatever they wish. Is there a time scale then for how long a (would-be) MP takes to learn the ropes? I'll tell ...

31 May 2017

It struck me that you were having a bit of an issue about a particular someone who lives in this constituency being, until recently, a candidate in the upcoming GE in another constituency.  This person is a Lib Dem. So I pointed out that this is a  not uncommon occurence. And gave a Tory example. You, yourself have given a UKIP example.. That party has no MPs yet you query my referring to ...

31 May 2017

and talking of local connections and Green Party candidates. I've just had the Green Party election leaflet delivered. So I looked up the candidate.  It reads as though she lives in Plymouth. Anyone know if that is correct?

31 May 2017

Depends on what you mean by 'blow-in'. So M. S-C has done the rounds a bit then? Learnt her trade? I don't have a problem with that. As I said above, that's par for the course for all those 'careerist' politicians as some would call them. I lived in Brighton Pavilion constituency when Caroline Lucas got 'blown in', as some would put it, ousting a local Green (Keith Taylor)  who had worked ...

31 May 2017

@leatash - that Stanley Johnson and Boris Johnson look like each other may have something to do with the fact that they are father and son! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Johnson_(writer)

31 May 2017

And what is deemed to be a local connection by some may not be deemed to be so by others. Does Molly Scott Cato the Green Party candidate for Bristol West now live in that constituency? She might, I don't know. All I can find online is that she was born in Wales, grew up in Bath and at some time it looks as though she was living/working in Stroud, Glos.  So does that count as a local ...

31 May 2017

It is not in the least bit unknown for candidates in a general election to stand for election in constituencies a bit of a distance from where they live. This usually, but not always, occurs where the seat is deemed as 'safe' for one party so any candidates from any of the others are paper candidates. It enables those paper candidates to learn the ropes and then, if they wish, to look to be ...

30 May 2017

Well, as Cllr Wrigley is mayor of Dawlish it would be a bit difficult to fulfill the duties associated with that and be fighting for a parliamentary seat in Torridge and West Devon (albeit only until June 8th). No doubt had cllr Wrigley remained a parliamentary candidate he would have got flack from some, (Andrew/Indy Scott?) who seems to have it in for Cllr Wrigley for some reason, for not ...

On a slight tangent (or there again, maybe not......) Another example of religious fundamentalism (albeit a fictional one - or there again, maybe not.........) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Handmaid%27s_Tale

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