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Old 21-10-2009, 15:41   #121
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Tealeaf raises a fair point - I haven't been all over the media about what I've done to help Accrington Stanley, but that isn't the same as not doing anything. I've worked hard behind the scenes with the Treasury and Revenue & Customs just as you'd expect a Member of Parliament to do, I just haven't tried to claim glory in the press.

Also, for the record, I was born and bred in Great Harwood and I live about half a mile outside Hyndburn. Most MPs seem to me to live in London and visit their constituencies - I'm based here and visit London!
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Old 21-10-2009, 15:45   #122
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just out of curiosity , a couple of questions for Shillelagh ......... whats the membership number of the local Hyndburn constituancy Labour party, and how many card carrying members are usually required to select a candidate for the local seat (50% + 1 ) .
And how much influence does Labour Party HQ have over your choice of candidate ?
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i dont know the total membership of hyndburn constituency ... all i know is how many is in my branch ..

for the nominations ... its a quarter of the membership of the branch is needed to be there with their membership cards ...

how much influence does labour party hq .. none .. its our decision who we pick to nominate.
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Old 21-10-2009, 17:24   #123
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how much influence does labour party hq .. none .. its our decision who we pick to nominate.
How come then that Party HQ can dictate women only lists or select "favourite sons" for safe seats ?
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Old 21-10-2009, 17:48   #124
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How come then that Party HQ can dictate women only lists or select "favourite sons" for safe seats ?
Even if the Labour Party HQ want a ''favourite son'' for a ''safe seat'' the Labour Party members in the constituency would still have to select them.
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Old 21-10-2009, 20:29   #125
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Tealeaf raises a fair point - I haven't been all over the media about what I've done to help Accrington Stanley, but that isn't the same as not doing anything. I've worked hard behind the scenes with the Treasury and Revenue & Customs just as you'd expect a Member of Parliament to do, I just haven't tried to claim glory in the press.

Also, for the record, I was born and bred in Great Harwood and I live about half a mile outside Hyndburn. Most MPs seem to me to live in London and visit their constituencies - I'm based here and visit London!
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Old 17-11-2009, 11:30   #126
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Are we down to the final few yet then? Any names?
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Old 17-11-2009, 16:08   #127
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I could tell you but the surprise might be too much for you
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Old 17-11-2009, 18:51   #128
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Are we down to the final few yet then? Any names?

shouldnt you be more concerned about picking the conservative candidate rather than the labour candidate?

ive the names to choose from .. still havent made my mind up yet .. probably decide on the night ...
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Old 17-11-2009, 19:08   #129
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.. still havent made my mind up yet ...
That's because you are a woman
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Old 17-11-2009, 19:11   #130
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That's because you are a woman
how did you guess?
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Old 17-11-2009, 21:36   #131
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shouldnt you be more concerned about picking the conservative candidate rather than the labour candidate?

ive the names to choose from .. still havent made my mind up yet .. probably decide on the night ...
I haven't yet been shown a list to choose a Conservative candidate from Who are the potential Labour ones then?
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I haven't yet been shown a list to choose a Conservative candidate from Who are the potential Labour ones then?

like i said .. if you are a member of the labour party then you would know the candidates .. as you arent and a member of the conservative party .. why should i tell you?
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Old 17-11-2009, 22:50   #133
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like i said .. if you are a member of the labour party then you would know the candidates .. as you arent and a member of the conservative party .. why should i tell you?
I didn't realise it was a secret. Sorry.
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like i said .. if you are a member of the labour party then you would know the candidates .. as you arent and a member of the conservative party .. why should i tell you?
so much for open democracy , its not like you are picking the next Pope ( well maybe you are ) , seems to me if the list was open it would give the interested public a chance to lobby their Councillors with their preferances instead of some unknown "gang of 400" Stalinists knowing whats best.
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so much for open democracy , its not like you are picking the next Pope ( well maybe you are ) , seems to me if the list was open it would give the interested public a chance to lobby their Councillors with their preferances instead of some unknown "gang of 400" Stalinists knowing whats best.
Speaking as a Councillor (who also happens to be chair of the Hyndburn Constituency Labour Party) many members of the public have expressed their opinion to me over several months about who the Labour Party should choose to be their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate.
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