Saturday, 1 May 2010

The strange case of the Invisible Tory Candidate

Rumour has it that there is a Conservative Candidate standing for Parliament in Huddersfield. For 5 out of the 6 Hustings I and the other candidates attended she was conspicuous by our her absence. She only appeared at the Churches Together hustings following her non attendance was made an issue by the Huddersfield Examiner. She said she attended that one because it was a Church invite but that contradicts the email she sent to the NUT which said she wasn't going to attend any hustings.

When Roy Hattersley didn't attend 'Have I got news for you' they substituted him for a tub of lard. But what would be most appropriate for a non present Conservative? Answers on a postcard please!

My blog postings have been limited of late due to election work but I intend to give a reflections on elections post shortly sometime next week.


  1. One simple question:

    Do politicians think that by criticising their competitors they become more appealing to the general public, and their opponent less so?

    Gareth, Newsome

  2. I think for those of us who are putting many hours in on the campaign trail, leafleting canvassing and attending hustings meetings it is just plain annoying to think a candidate from another party is going to get votes simply off national factors without doing the basics in their own constiuency such as attending hustings meetings.