Wednesday, November 12, 2008
North Road News
"Don't worry Cap'n - I have a cunning plan!"
The North Road by-election ends tomorrow - any kind of debate between the parties has been drowned out by the usual LibDem Sturm und Drang. Frankly, this number of leaflets from one party brings the whole process into disprepute. Still, we'll see the result on Thursday night.
The by-election has been considerably enlivened, however, by the entry of Darlington's newest double act - local taxi driver and Conservative candidate George Jenkinson, and this blog's old friend Captain LeGrand, the town's Tory PPC.
I don't think we've seen the like since Baldrick teamed up with Hugh Laurie's Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh in Blackadder Goes Forth, to teach the bally Hun a lesson!
Alas, Captain Legard has been seen wandering the streets of North Road alone in his quest to drum up support for his trusty retainer. This never looks good, but it mirrors a report I was given from a couple of months back, where Legard was working the High Row with only his son for company.
A touching family scene, perhaps, but hardly a picture of a local Tory party united behind its PPC.