Worried about Stoke

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The media is certainly hyping up the possibility of futher splits in Stoke-on-Trent Labour Party being caused by tonight’s selection of Tristram Hunt as the Labour PPC.

Stoke is a place where the BNP have made inroads in recent years. The electoral gains of the fash have been aided by Labour divisions.

A controversial shortlist (no local candidates allowed apparently) for the Stoke seat has provoked criticisms by local party members. Some chap who is apparently the CLP secretary happily told a BBC crew that he’d consider standing as an ‘independent Labour’ candidate in protest.

We can only hope that Mr Hunt is able to calm tempers and unite the local membership for the upcoming election campaign.

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2 Responses to “Worried about Stoke”

  1. Al Widdershins Says:

    I don’t know the details, but there were nasty divisions within Stoke Central CLP a long time before the shortlist was announced – in fact, a long time before Fisher announced his retirement. Though it isn’t just Labour; the BNP have split in this constituency as well and there’s to be an ‘independent BNP’ candidate as well as the official one.

  2. captainjako Says:

    Re: BNP splits. I did not know that. Excellent. Although we shouldn’t have to rely on fash infighting as a means of keeping them out of public office.

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