A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The skateboarding candidate?

Congratulations to Clyde Loakes, who was selected as Labour PPC for Northampton South at the weekend by a two vote margin. On the new boundaries this has flipped back to being a very marginal Labour-held seat.

Clyde should be able to handle the rather messy local politics in Northampton (including the former Labour MP Tony Clarke running as an Independent) having successfully navigated his way through equally treacherous waters in Waltham Forest, where as the only council leader in the country to list their hobby as skateboarding, he has helped bring major service improvements to what was a failing authority.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Clyde and good luck.

11:23 am, November 05, 2008


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