Sunday, 4 May 2008

Keeping it in the family

Labour's just had its worst electoral drubbing in decades, so what's the first thing the party does to try and restore public trust?

Of course, it's to select Gwyneth Dunwoody's daughter to fight the Crewe and Nantwich by-election, in a desperate attempt to keep hold of the undoubted personal vote which Gwyneth enjoyed in the seat.

I suspect the voters in Crewe and Nantwich won't be too happy to be considered as mere bit parts in a dynastic fix which proves that nepotism is alive and well in the Labour Party.

UPDATE: I see that Tamsin Dunwoody was a member of the Welsh Assembly for Preseli Pembrokeshire until being defeated by the Tories in May 2007. A failed politician for a failed party?

1 comment:

David said...

And there's talk of Boris Johnson's father standing for Henley...

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