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.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Tory Key Seat PPC Resigns

With just months to go until a General Election, Karen Buck MP's Tory opponent has resigned.

Joanne Cash, Tory PPC for marginal Westminster North (notional majority about 3,000) stepped down following what ConHome calls "internal tensions in the local party". Be interesting to know what that means.

Not useful for the Tories in such a target seat for them on a night when their national poll lead dropped 3% according to Populus.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

She was forced out by the Tory Taleban.

Her crime? She got pregnant.

12:20 am, February 09, 2010

Blogger Hughes Views said...

How exciting; three decades ago I lived in what is now Westminster North and a bit of my heart is there still. The boundaries must have shifted quite a lot; it was a safe Tory seat in those days (St Marylebone if Wikipedia is right) and the avuncular Kenneth Baker (he of the teachers' "in service" days) was our MP.

Good luck Karen Buck...

9:01 am, February 09, 2010

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karen Buck ... that would the same Karen Buck who has maxed out her second home allowance, surely not?


2:27 pm, February 09, 2010

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

She can't have done because there is no second home allowance at all for inner London MPs.

2:39 pm, February 09, 2010

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karen Buck ... that would the same Karen Buck who never got a letter from Thomas Legg, surely not?


4:19 pm, February 09, 2010

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karen Buck ... would that be the same Karen Buck who made her receipts available for her constituents and the media to see even before FOI forced publication, surely not?


4:22 pm, February 09, 2010

Blogger David Boothroyd said...

Who is these anonymous smearer? Karen is an inner London MP who does not get any payment towards a 'second home'. And I can tell you she lives in the same flat now that she was living in before she was elected.

More than that she voluntarily disclosed her claims and has never claimed for food or entertainment even when it was allowed and looked like it was secret. Karen is open whereas our anonymous smearer won't even tell us his name.

9:16 pm, February 09, 2010

Anonymous LeftofCentre said...

Rubbish. Noting to do with pregnancy.

12:42 am, February 10, 2010

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Karen Buck clearly did max out her second allowance - limit £0.00, claimed £0.00.

10:55 am, February 10, 2010


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