Archive for June, 2007

Bar chart fun

Conservative bar chartLib Dem bar chart

I think these both confirm that Labour start ahead. The Conservative second is based on number of Councillors, the Liberal Democrat second is the result at the last General Election, which is probably more relevant.

Amusing to see such similarities in the only two leaflets I’ve had though. Nice touch with the Punjabi on the Liberal Democrat leaflet.

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Rain does not deter them

I was clearly wrong about the rain keeping the politicians away earlier. I saw a very drenched man and his dry girlfriend (women are smarter, she had an umbrella) carrying a bag of orange leaflets between doors near the Broadway while shopping today. 

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Tony Lit

With the rain coming down today, I doubt we’ll see many politicians, but it’s given me time to have a look at the Conservative candidate Tony Lit. The others haven’t selected yet.

Tony is credited as being the Managing Director of Sunrise Radio, the largest Asian Radio station in Britain that was set up and is owned by his dad, multi-millionaire Avtar Lit, who ran as an independent Sunrise candidate against the Conservatives in 2001. Sunrise though was fined £10,000 for breaching election rules in that campaign. I guess both ruled him out as the Conservative candidate this time.

The Creative Match link above would seem to suggest that Tony lives in Richmond, although I’m not sure that’s important, I don’t live where I work either.

There’s also a video of Tony here, but it largely seems to be David Cameron talking and Tony stumbling a bit about why he wants to be an MP, surprises me for a bloke who works in radio. The guys walking behind them both with tiny Vote Tony Lit boards are quite funny, they keep trying to cover their faces and fill the background with the boards, but they’re too small.

 UPDATE: There also seems to be some fun moaning about the speed of Toby Lit’s selection on a Conservative website summarised here. And a discussion about him on Iain Dale’s blog here

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Ealing Southall Watch

Hello!

I thought it would be fun to write a blog for the next few weeks, following the Parliamentary by-election that’s happening in our town, due to the recent death of our MP Piara Khabra.

We’ve already had one phonecall from the Labour Party, although I’m pretty sure it was before Mr. Khabra died, a survey from the Lib Dems, and I see the Tories have selected a candidate.

I’ve not made up my mind who I’m going to support, so looking forward to see what happens!

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