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A ‘them and us’ election?

I am frightened. Not personally physically threatened, but frightened for the grandchildren. Worried about the Care mum needs every day just to remember to get dressed. Knowing how tough it will be for big grandson to find a job that … Continue reading

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Listen more on the doorstep? Then listen to those who do

I have an hour. I have a choice. Write a few lines for my long neglected blog, or write up the minutes of our constituency AGM. Guess who won? OK, there were a lot of other choices I could make, … Continue reading

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a manifesto for all times

Like all constituency secretaries, I am trying to fathom out how we can agree ten amendments to eight policy documents. They won’t all end up being discussed on the conference floor, but it is a great opportunity to think about the next … Continue reading

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How many votes

It is Saturday again. Let’s see if I can get it right this week. This time last week I sent one rather idle tweet. It alerted folks to the fact my good friend Sioned (or @efrogwraig ) had 2,500 signatures … Continue reading

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I lost three jobs yesterday

Sorry again Scott. I know I should have been phone canvassing yesterday. I got to the office later than intended. Then I tidied it up. Here are my excuses: I came home from the meeting the night before with an … Continue reading

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Do we fight the opposition – or welcome them to our new world?

I am just getting over a big by-election. A lot of concentrated activity, when folks come from afar and locals wonder what all the fuss is about. At least our voters did. They stayed at home and we lost to … Continue reading

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Some Labour selections just happen

I wake up in a different local world today. After many long weeks I now know that the lovely Binnie Joshi Barr will be Labour candidate in Colne Valley Constituency in 2015.  We had a very civilised final selection meeting … Continue reading

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