Selecting a candidate for Tottenham


Tottenham Conservatives are in the process of selecting a parliamentary candidate. We had forty applicants, of all backgrounds and nationalities. Six have been chosen for interviews and, on Saturday, that number will drop to three. The final meeting, which will be held soon afterwards, will be open to all paid-up members.

Contrast this to the local Lib Dems - they advertised Tottenham in Liberal Democrat News, their members' newspaper, and only got one applicant! News reaches Hunter that their PPC, David Schmitz, is on the verge on quitting. Who could blame him, approaching his sixtieth birthday and being a father to a two year-old? In addition, he is, according to one Lib Dem-supporting poster, also kept busy feeding David Lammy's cat (I'm not making this up!)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cruel! He may look like a bit of an old geezer, but you're only as young as the woman you feel--and if she is the mother of a 2-year old, she must be a lot younger than him. Wouldn't be surprised if he did want to drop out--even tho Lammy's embarassingly crap, he'll still get re-elected: as they say, Tottenham would elect a donkey if it wore a red rosette.

Norfolk Blogger said...

Justin, why the ? after the comment about him being a father. This is unduly nasty and really speaks volumes about what Tories think about older parents.

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

Because he's geeting on and, presumably, wants to spend every spare minute with him. Personally, I thing it's very selfish to father (and even mother) children over 50. The time she graduates he will be in his early to mid eighties.

Bexie said...

So are you standing Justin?

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

Erm, no!

Joe said...

It's always better to bitch from the sidelines rather than do something!