Monday, November 27, 2006

Charles Clarke to Stand Again

I understand from "Norfolk sources" that Charles Clarke will definitely be standing again at the next election. Norwich LibDems had apparently been putting it around that he would be standing down. They only need a 4% swing to unseat him.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Poll in tomorrows indepndent puts Labour in the lead, comments Iain

Andrea said...

It's in the Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
http://new.edp24.co.uk/content/news/story.aspx?brand=EDPOnline&category=News&tBrand=edponline&tCategory=news&itemid=NOED27%20Nov%202006%2018%3A06%3A16%3A320

Anonymous said...

Not really its only communicate research, is unweighted like Mori, understates Tory/overstates Labour.

Should be due a real poll soon - YouGov

Anonymous said...

Good old Charles Clarke, a kind of half-way mark between John Prescott and Dennis Skinner.

Ellee said...

That doesn't surprise me, I'm wondering whether David Blunkett will stand again.

Paul Linford said...

Was there ever any doubt about this? Clarke sees himself as a big player in Labour's future, whatever anyone else thinks of him.

Anonymous said...

Bang goes another heavyweight.

Hears to another Conservatiev Gain.

Anonymous said...

You Gov were doing a political poll over the weekend.

Its an on-line poll and my understanding is that it closed at 10.00am yesterday.

jane said...

well he's not been reselected yet, and the party in Norwich is an odd all-purpose one, like the Reading one, which is selecting for Reading East on 10th December.

Boris for Tory Leader said...

Not much of a swing needed.Iain needed less than that to oust Norman Lamb.......

Oh right,that never actually happened,did it?

javelin said...

Charles has the weight advantge

Citizen Andreas said...

I'm not sure the Lib Dems will have so much luck in Norwich this time round. They've been losing council seats to both Labour and the Greens.

Their campaigning has just run out of steam.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure the Lib Dems will be delighted that Clarke is standing again!

Anonymous said...

"They only need a 4% swing to unseat him"

With a bum that size, if Charles Clarke sat on a swing it would break!

Anonymous said...

Standing again at the next erection? Or, should I book a visit with the optician?

stalin's gran said...

I am surprised the fat git can stand at all, frankly

Anonymous said...

the heffalump is back ! yay !

as steve bell might say - he couldn't organise a urine sample in a golden shower..

Anonymous said...

Iain, sorry but it is utter twaddle to suggest that the lib Dems were suggesting the Charles Clarke would not stand again.

I know the PPC for Norwich South for the Lib Dems (so do you !) and he and his team hav said nothing of the sort.

Anonymous said...

LibDems are pretty much out of the race here now - council wise they've bene crushed and will continue to be so (two more wards vulnerable next May). Their campaigning has gone to pot. I've just been to watch a full council meeting and they have no steam. All three parties knocked lumps out of them. The Greens will take large chunks of their vote.

It'll either be a Tory gain or Clarke will hold on - everybody knows it.

Anonymous said...

"It'll either be a Tory gain or Clarke will hold on - everybody knows it."

Ha ha ha ha ha ha (etc) U silly person!!!

Rachel said...

Oooh, I shall inform my dad, and his friends.

Ta.

Johnny Norfolk said...

'Charles Clarke to Stand Again'

Has he been out on the booze

Anonymous said...

Please, please, please - can Tories vote tactically for the Lib Dems and get rid of 2 Pizzas? I write as a Labour member who is sick of him and the way he carries on. Imagine the look on his face, and the bad grace he'll show, when he's booted out.

Anonymous said...

It must be remembered when your friendly anonymous claims that the Lib Dems have fallen apart that

1) They topped the poll in last years local elections in Norwich South even though they lost seats, that the Tories came 4th)
2) The Green success does not transfer to national votes in a general election. Just see how the GReens polled 6% in the general election but polled more than three times that vote in the County Elections held the same day.
3) If it is such a winnable seat for the Tories why was thie parliamentary candidate trying so hard ot get selected elsewhere ?