An anonymous reader took me to task earlier today for suggesting that it was a two horse race between the Conservatives and the LibDems in the forthcoming by-election in Edgware.
Labour have now announced their candidate, Mr Alon Or-bach, who according to my reader is “a well known local campaigner.” No, I had never heard of him before either, but having now Googled Mr Or-bach (pictured hard left), nothing has persuaded me to change my mind that the only thing Labour will get in Edgware is a good thrashing.
In a report to Labour’s National Policy Forum, Mr Or-bach refers to his colleagues as “Comrades”. I think that tells us everything we need to know about him. The message on my blog concluded “What edgware needs is a strong left-wing voice to make sure the area gets its fair share of Council attention.”
Actually, that’s the last thing we need. We have all seen the damage a Socialist government has done to this country. Do we want the same in Edgware?
I previously reported that the LibDem candidate Jonathan Davies is a former councillor. I didn’t realise at the time that he was a former Labour councillor!
The anonymous message writer is right in one respect. This isn’t going to be a two horse race. It will be a one horse walkover!
UPDATE: I have been asked to point out that Jonathan Davies has previously served as a LibDem Councillor in Barnet for Childs Hill Ward. The Brent councillor who defected from Labour is a different Jonathan Davies! I am happy to correct this mistake. Apologies to Mr Davies.