Saturday, January 26, 2008

Cameron's Tories select another Labour reject...!

Remember Tony Lit, the disastrous Tory candidate who flopped in last summer's Ealing Southall by-election...?

This photo of him posing with Tony Blair may jog your was snapped at a fundraiser for the Labour Party just days before David Cameron personally hand-picked him as the Conservative candidate.

Well, Cameron's Tories have done it again...They've selected another Labour reject for a high-profile seat.

The Mail-on-Sunday reveals that black businesswoman and lawyer Helen Grant, who was selected as Ann Widdecombe's successor in Maidstone earlier this week, is a former paid-up member of the Labour Party.

Having failed to get selected by Labour for a local council seat, she's now turned to Cameron's Tories and been selected in a parliamentary seat with a 14,000 Conservative majority.

At her selection earlier this week, Helen Grant was hailed as one of "Cameron's A-listers" and a statement on the Maidstone Conservatives website claims she is the embodiment of Conservative values

She's already launched her own website, but I can't find any mention on it of her Labour credentials.

Funny that.


Anonymous said...

If your'e reading the Mail on Sunday does that mean your'e next in line to jump ship Phil???

fairdealphil said...

Geoffrey: Sorry to disappoint but I won't be jumping ship.

I read the Mail on Sunday to see if i need to sue them again...!!

seriously though, you surely don't agree with Iain Dale and Co, that Helen Grant has won her Conservative selection "fair and square"?

Do you?