Ballot suspended after suspions of rigging by Labour.

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  1. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    You could not make it up. One part of Labour central office has been trying to parachute a new generation Blair babe into a safe seat - unfortunately there have been irregularities with the ballot.

    You could not really make it up could you. ZaNU Labour and voting irregularities.

    22 year old daughters of party apparatchiks being shoe horned into safe seats (Kin Ill Sung would recognize that one).

    I don't think this is the lowest these vermin have sunk but its down there,
  2. So a 22 year old straight out of university and having no knowledge of the area might get to become the MP for that area, it's amazing what can be done if you have the right parents, new labour are really taking over the old conservative role very well.
  3. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Yep, just to ensure some 22 year girly with the right parents gets the job they want her to have, they'll lie and cheat andmake a mockery of the electoral system of democracy in this country.

    Ever wonder why Labour was SO pro-postal ballot? Ever wondered why they pushed so hard for it to happen?

    Well, this and various other scandals will provide the reason.
  4. So it's OK under New Labour to have dynastys for MPs ie Prescotts son to take over his seat, whilst the same lot are busy dismantling the House of Lords having already done away with heriditary peerages etc. The hypocracy of this lot really does know no bounds.
  5. New Labour. Keeping their snouts in the trough since 1997
  6. ahhh, a child following a parent in to the family business........ :frustrated: :shakefist:

    Surely a 22 yo isn't going to be a good MP? Or will she receive "help"

    Is it not about time we put a stop to this "career"? What happened to those who merely wanted to serve their country?

    And as for the description "Blair Babe" we've seen the state of his :puker: wife :pukel: ... so we can't gauge much from the description.
  7. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer


    This is the only picture of la Gould that I could find - taken in 2003 when she was 16.
  8. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Well, looking at that, I can see why they want her in politics - there's nothing else out there for her. :twisted:
  9. You want electoral irregularities?
    Take a look at South Tyneside Council and apparent vote tampering by the Labour Leader.
    Seems to be quietly brewing up to something interesting
  10. parapauk will be on at some point to suggest that Thatcher had something to do with it, whilst ashie will give us the party line - nothing to see here
  11. Errrr....except the candidate would still need to be elected by the voters.
  12. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    Surprised everyone's missed this one!

    From Wikipedia (so treat with usual caution):

    Emily Sophia Wedgwood Benn (born 4 October 1989) is the eldest child and only daughter of Stephen Benn and Nita Clarke (née Bowes). Four generations of her family have served as Members of Parliament (MP) — her uncle Hilary Benn, grandfather Tony Benn, great-grandfather William Wedgwood Benn, and great-great-grandfathers John Williams Benn and Daniel Holmes. She is currently the UK's youngest ever prospective parliamentary candidate.

    Early life
    Benn was born during the Labour party conference in 1989. She lives in South Norwood, and attended Wallington High School for Girls from 2001 to 2006, where she achieved 11 A* grades in her GCSEs in summer 2006. She studied Music, History and Latin for A level at St Olave's Grammar School. She achieved 3 A grades in her A levels in summer 2008.

    She claims that her first political experience to be campaigning for her grandfather in his Chesterfield constituency in the 1992 general election, aged 2, and she joined the Labour Party aged 14. On 12 September 2007, three weeks before her 18th birthday, she was selected from a shortlist of two to contest East Worthing and Shoreham in the next general election. She is the youngest ever Labour party prospective Parliamentary candidate. The sitting MP, Conservative Tim Loughton, won a majority of 8,183 in the 2005 UK general election.

    She supported the Iraq war, and claims, like her uncle Hilary, to be a "Benn, not a Bennite". (Note by OS - I reckon she would have been around 14 when GW2 kicked off - so well able to support it......)

    Candidacy for Parliament
    With the next United Kingdom general election due by 3 June 2010, before her 21st birthday, she is eligible to stand because the Electoral Administration Act 2006 lowered the age from 21 to 18. Thus, if elected, she would become the youngest ever MP since the Reform Act 1832. The current record holder is Esmond Harmsworth, elected on 15 November 1919 from Isle of Thanet, aged 21 years 170 days. The youngest female MP was Bernadette Devlin, elected on 17 April 1969 from Mid Ulster, aged 21 years 359 days.

    Emily is in her first year at New College, Oxford, studying History and Politics.

    So, the neice of the man who gave up the title of Lord Stansgate in the '60s with great fuss because of his socialist hatred of inherited benefits is to become a candidate, no doubt because of her impeccable political credentials.

    You could not, indeed, make this up.
  13. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Which voters are these? The one's who's ballot papers have already 'helpfuly' been filled out for them, the voters that turn up inside tampered boxes or the voters who register en-mass to vote by post and who all use the same handwriting?
  14. Or by dodgy postal ballot.