Sunday, 19 April 2009

Labour Election Disaster

The Labour Party really are on a downward spiral. A few days after one of their senior people qiut another was forced to resign over the Damian McBride Rumour Mill

Then comes news that at a Hustings to find a General Election candidate, a ballot box was 'tampered with'. The Labour National Party Executive now will investigate how this happened for the Erith and Thamesmead constituency in south east London.

"It was discovered that the seal on a ballot box containing previously received ballot papers for the selection of Labour's parliamentary candidate for Erith and Thamesmead was broken. "In order to maintain the integrity of the process, [Saturday's] hustings meeting has been immediately postponed and a new date will be fixed."

The candidates include Georgia Gould, the 22-year-old daughter of Lord Gould, a key aide to Tony Blair during his time as prime minister. Some people were concerned she may be not the right person to represent one of the most deprived areas in London, and there were questions over whether she had "any connection with local people". Also it had been a "controversial" selection process due to claims of postal voting "irregularities" and because of "allegations of nepotism" regarding Miss Gould.

Expect an open and honest investigation. Not.

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