By comparison the Tory candidate Tony Lit, is swathe, charismatic and oozes confidence. They have certainly scored a blinder by selecting him. I don't know much about him either but from chats with Asian friends, his Sunrise Radio is the only station many of them listen to. Several close Asian LibDems have also made the same point. Who will win the by-election is anybody's guess at the moment. The polls vary depending on which you look at. It is presumed Labour will win given the Brown factor and the respect the community had for the former MP Piara Khabra (deceased). However the Tony Lit factor will eat into both the Labour and LibDem vote and we may see some surprises.
She's also done a blog post on the LibDem candidate in Sedgefield, Greg Stone, HERE. Greg is the brains behind Labour Watch, a site which has curiously been taken down. The LibDem campaign launch was disrupted by Labour thugs who have apparently taken none to kindly to Greg Stone. Indeed, he seems very nervous about being linked to his own website at all. I guess the experience of Jody Dunn and her Hartlepool by election blog is giving him a few sleepless nights. I hate to break it to Greg but someone, somewhere will have a cached version of the site. So precious has Greg become over his blog that he has asked Suz Blog to remove all mention of it. He emailed her to say...
Any chance you could do me a favour and take down your post on me being the
Sedgefield candidate? After the Hartlepool experience of Jody I'm not
particularly keen to draw attention to Labour Watch...... Labour sites are
already linking to your post and I'd rather not give them the ammunition!
Hmmm. Too late.