Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Six degrees of Separation
Voters in Earls Court and Cremorne will soon be electing a new councillor, and have the choice of failed Tory Candidate twice over Gerard Hargreaves and Independent-turned-Tory-in-a-matter-of-minutes Malcolm "local tories dont listen" Spalding.
Gerard Hargreaves at least seems to be able to slip first past the finishing post down in Cremorne as none of the other parties fighting it seem to think they can snatch it away thus Hargreaves is, probably, unable to complete a hat-trick and thus keep the rosette.
Whereas Mr Spalding who stood as an independent candidate in the May elections, pulling in 170 votes against the lowest place Tory winner 1152. At this by election heads were certainly turned when it was announced on July 23rd that the very same Mr Spalding who told the world in May the local Tories dont listen to local people, suddenly became one - and their candidate in the election.
Malcolm said on his selection: “It is a great honour to be selected as the Conservative Party Candidate for Earl’s Court and to be given the opportunity, if elected, to work with Terence and Jonathon to continue to improve Earl’s Court, where I have lived, worked and been active for so many years for the benefit of the local community”. He didnt mention anything on what brought about his actus reus,
Now that got Hornet wondering..... .....on what brought about this massive u-turn.
Then it all suddenly fell into place.
Spalding, Hargreaves and Cockell all live within six steps of each other in Philbeach Gardens, so Hornet wonders how long it took Cockell to persuade Spalding to sign up, and what it took to do it? Maybe the offer of being the Tory candidate in the election?
No doubt next Summer the barbecues in Philbeach Towers will soon be held in camera, and one more councillor from that street will make them quorate! Look out residents, the Dear Leader is probably already eyeing you up....