Sunday, June 25, 2006
Is Labour Fearing the Worst in Blaenau Gwent?
There's growing evidence that Labour is becoming nervous about the result of the coming by-election in Blaenau Gwent. Daily Mail sketchwriter Quentin Letts rang the party managers running the campaign down there to see if he could watch their man on the stump, only to be told that the national press are not being given any more access to their candidate and that his movements around the constituency are now a top secret. So much for open democracy! Letts, who managed to sniff down the ultra-reclusive John Prescott during the general election (just followed the smell of chips!) is understood to be undeterred by Labour's ruling and is heading down to Blaenau Gwent in his smoky old Land Rover, undeterred.