Friday 26 February 2010

Sky-diving in Ashfield

Is the Labour party about to parachute a woman into Geoff Hoon’s old seat?

A Lobbydoggy has helpfully informed us in a comment to an earlier post that an ‘all women shortlist’ (AWS) was not what the local Ashfield party wanted.

But it appears the national party has imposed its will, as it did in Sherwood.

If there is anyone out there who wants to dispute that, feel free to do so here.

Word is, however, that there aren’t too many local women in contention.

Expect there to be some well known regional Labour figures, people who are favourites with party chiefs, in the running for what is a pretty safe seat with a 10,000 vote majority.


Oldrightie said...

Sounds so like Cameron's lot!

Anonymous said...

I hope the voters know what to do.

Anonymous said...

Who says it's a pretty safe seat? Ashfield people do not like to be taken for granted. They will look at the Labour candidate and make up their minds as to whether both the candidate and themselves can connect. They will look at the Conservative candidate and do the same. As for the LibDem they have a pretty good idea about him and he won't find it plain sailing. All three parties appear to most voters as taking people for granted. There isn't anyone who comes across as wanting to work for the people of Ashfield - just for themselves. Perhaps there will be a woman on that shortlist who is genuinely wanting to represent the people. If so, she'll win.

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