Saturday, April 29, 2006

Peter Law

One of the more pleasing constituency results in last years General Election was in Blaenau Gwent (formerly Ebbw Vale) where Peter Law, standing as an Independent, took the seat overturning a 19,000 Labour majority on a 49% swing. The Labour leadership had "parachutted-in" the Blarite clone Maggie Jones (who is, apparently, "a friend of Tony and Cherie") on a "woman's only short-list". Trica Law has recently revealed that the Labour leadership tried to bribe her husband into steppping-down by offering a peerage (The Labour Party swifly denied that, but we all know that the Labour machine has a very distant relationship with truthfulness). It is still not clear who offered the bribe. Peter Hain campaigned in Blaenau Gwent on Maggie Jones' behalf. Sadly, Peter Law has now died (he suffered a brain tumour shortly before the election, although, after surgery, continued to campaign). There will now be a by-election and I earnestly hope that the group of rebels expelled by Labour for refusing to bend he knee to apparatchik Jones find a credible candidate and retain the seat (Peter Law was also a member of the Welsh Assembly and there will be an election to fill that vacancy also). Good Man, Peter. RIP.


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