Friday, 19 October 2007


Having been a little bit busy today I have just returned to the cyber political world to find out that local bloggers are highlighting the fact that a certain Cleadon and East Boldon councillor has once again put on his parachute and this time landed in the constituency of Edinburgh South West, home to the Chancellor, Alastair Darling. Potts (for it is he) will go head to head with the Blake Carrington look a like at the next election.

I know Scotland is a beautiful country, but the travelling Councillor seems to have some form of unnatural fixation with fighting unviable seats. This is his third attempt to win an election north of the border, but perhaps instead of it being a case of “three and out”, it’s more a “three and in” scenario. Faced with a 7000 deficit, Councillor Potts will be lucky to get into triple figures. However, surely his reward for taking another battering will be a safe seat in leafy Suffolk or some other such Tory heartland.

Good luck David, you deserve 10 out of 10 for tenacity. However, a little hint. Just remember to attend the election hustings, something you have failed to do at local ward CAF meetings.

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