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I know Ed is desperate for Parliamentary suuport for his leadership camapign, but I am surprised he is now courting Tory MP Andrew Griffiths. He received an email today from Balls campaign oppo Sharon Hodgson MP. It reads...
Following yesterday’s Save Our Schools successful rally, Vernon and I are quite keen to build on the momentum of Ed's campaign and to do so we would like to catch up with all of you.
Ed is hosting drinks in his office (Norman Shaw South, Rm 102) today from 20:30hrs. Please come along for a catch up and forward look discussion (and a drink).
Griffiths is clearly touched. He told me: "It's all very flattering, and I am delighted to say I that Ed Balls is definitely the man I want to lead the Labour Party. That should guarantee me at least another term!"
What can he mean?
Rumours that Andrew is leading a campaign group called Tories for Balls remain untrue. And unkind.