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Old 13-03-2010, 16:28   #1
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Conservative candidate named.

Karen Buckley was selected on the first ballot this afternoon from a field of six to stand as Conservative candidate for Hyndburn in Lancashire at the general election.A Lancastrian born and bred, she is a solicitor specialising in Family Law who is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Advanced Legal Practice in Matrimonial Law. She joined the Conservative Party after hearing David Cameron promote the importance of marriage and has been a councillor in Fylde since 2007.
Read more about her on her website.
Sitting Labour MP Greg Pope is retiring and bequeathing a notional majority of 5,528 to his successor as Labour candidate. Karen requires a swing of 6.9% to win the seat.
ConservativeHome's Seats & Candidates blog

Perhaps we should offer a more sympathetic attitude, because today's the day when the local Conservatives found out who their imposed candidate is.

Well done Karen.
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Old 13-03-2010, 16:32   #2
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Re: Conservative candidate named.

Is this any more “imposed” than an all female list insisted on from the top?

And was not Greg mention in the expenses scandal?


I personally don’t like any party saying who will or will not be on a list of candidates.
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Old 13-03-2010, 16:42   #3
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Is this any more “imposed” than an all female list insisted on from the top?
She was quotation marks, 'imposed', because the local Conservative party weren't allowed to field their own favoured candidates. Hence because there was a disagreement with Conservative Central Office, an 'imposed' candidate list was bestowed on them.

I'm sure if you're in the dark about it there are one or two threads, making mention of the facts of the matter.

Just use the handy search facility, and type in 'Conservative candidate imposed list', and you'll be illuminated by the ins and outs of the story.

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Old 13-03-2010, 16:56   #4
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Re: Conservative candidate named.

You have to feel a little sorry for poor Janet Storey.

The only local candidate on the imposed list, and rejected by the locals in favour of an outsider.

Perhaps the others were really exceptional, rather than her not being seen as not up to scratch.
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Old 13-03-2010, 17:01   #5
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In answer to all posts in this thread so far, WHO?

And just a touch of, how long have they got to ingratiate themselves with myself and other floating voters?
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Old 13-03-2010, 17:05   #6
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In answer to all posts in this thread so far, WHO?

And just a touch of, how long have they got to ingratiate themselves with myself and other floating voters?
Apparently she is a member of Accy Web. She was online the day the thread re: the candidate list was started, and read the thread. Though I can't see her on the members list now.
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Old 13-03-2010, 17:07   #7
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If selected as your Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate
I WILL resign immediately from my job as a lawyer, find local accommodation and work for the constituents of Hyndburn
Karen Buckley


Perhaps this news might kick start the local housing market.
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Old 13-03-2010, 17:10   #8
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how long have they got to ingratiate themselves with myself and other floating voters?
According to most political pundits, until May 6th.

You don't go by the name of Jack Stone on the ConservativeHome website, do you Less?

'Why the hell do local parties leave it so late to select candidates? Surely it would give a greater chance of success if a candidate was selected say a year to eighteen months from an election so they have a chance to build up a prominent local profile.'
ConservativeHome's Seats & Candidates blog: Karen Buckley selected for Hyndburn
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Old 13-03-2010, 17:18   #9
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You don't go by the name of Jack Stone on the ConservativeHome website, do you Less?

'Why the hell do local parties leave it so late to select candidates? Surely it would give a greater chance of success if a candidate was selected say a year to eighteen months from an election so they have a chance to build up a prominent local profile.'
ConservativeHome's Seats & Candidates blog: Karen Buckley selected for Hyndburn
No, it's just that so far today we've had Jaysay simmering, (he's the only Tory in the village by the way), now I can see the chance to make him boil.
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Old 13-03-2010, 17:22   #10
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hes not the only tory in the village .. you forgetting andrew b .. when he actually signs in ..
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Apparently she is a member of Accy Web. She was online the day the thread re: the candidate list was started, and read the thread. Though I can't see her on the members list now.
She won't show up until she has made a post Garinda. Let's hope she does now then we can get the make of her.

Best of luck Karen.
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Old 13-03-2010, 17:27   #12
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No, it's just that so far today we've had Jaysay simmering, (he's the only Tory in the village by the way), now I can see the chance to make him boil.

Today's obviously been very trying for the poor soul.

Today should have been a great triumph.

It's not always easy being King Maker, when all around you the peasants are crying out for a Republic.

Just think how bitter Lord Mountbatten was, when old Charlie didn't pick one of his grandaughters to be his bride, and the future Queen of England.

It must be sad to realise that not only didn't the horse you backed, get to leave the stable, but you find out from the vet that the nag you so loved will probably never race again.

I feel quite sad about it all myself.
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Old 13-03-2010, 17:28   #13
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hes not the only tory in the village .. you forgetting andrew b .. when he actually signs in ..
I've said it once today and just for you I'll repeat myself, Andrew WHO?
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Old 13-03-2010, 17:30   #14
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She won't show up until she has made a post Garinda. Let's hope she does now then we can get the make of her.

Best of luck Karen.

You're so useful.
Thank you.
I'll cancel getting my eyes tested now.
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Old 13-03-2010, 17:33   #15
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I've said it once today and just for you I'll repeat myself, Andrew WHO?
I have a vague memory of someone accusing myself of 'picking' on him.

I pointed out that I'd done nothing he hadn't done to other members, I'd broken no forum rules, and told him I'd carry on regardless.

That's if we're on the same person.

I think the one I'm thinking of had a name begining with a lower case 'a' though.

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