- After Glasgow some asked “Is Gordon a Gonner?” Now WHO can win in the next Scottish by-election?
Comment at end
14th September, 2008
“If we want to win the next election we need to be prepared to be bold. Blair must be persuaded to stand in Glenrothes.”
I refuse to get excited about this as it’s highly unlikely to happen, for all sorts of reasons. But if you don’t think this is an amazing post at ‘Labour Home’, you have little imagination.
For a start there’s Lindsay Roy the present prospective parliamentary candidate for Glenrothes (report from two weeks ago). I don’t know what he thinks of this suggestion, but I can imagine. He’d have to stand down willingly, for a start. And then there’s the local constituency selection process – ALL OVER AGAIN – which presumably would have to be gone through.
Mr Roy is the headteacher of Gordon Brown’s old school and a friend of Gordon’s!
Were the phone lines busy this weekend?
‘Labour have chosen the headteacher of Gordon Brown’s former school as its candidate to fight the Glenrothes byelection, in a contest which will help decide the fate of Brown’s premiership.
The headteacher at Kirkcaldy high school, Lindsay Roy, was overwhelming backed by party members tonight after emerging last week as a surprise nominee to fight the seat left vacant by the death of the Labour MP John MacDougall.
Roy, 59, a friend of the prime minister, was given Brown’s personal blessing to stand. His selection will kick-start a long and drawn out byelection campaign, with Labour insiders predicting the byelection will be called for late October or early November.’
I’m dumbstruck. In fact, I think this is my shortest post ever.
Wonder if he’s really smiling at all of this?
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