Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Where's Edward?

The 2010 General Election Campaign is shaping up to be a classic - the first true e-campaign, with both the Labour and LibDem candidates cleverly using the internet to get their message across and marshall their forces.

Notably, the Tory campaign, even at this early stage, is leaking like a sieve. So in one sense, I wasn't surprised to learn from 2 separate but reliable sources that our Tory PPC and old chum Brigadier Legard is "far too busy" to campaign in Darlington over the next two weeks.

That can't be right, surely? So today I'm launching an appeal to the good voters of Darlington - if you do happen to see Edward out-and-about around the town, take a snap of him and send it to me. ('Though not next to his flash Audi with the personalised number plate, he's a bit touchy about that).

In the best traditions of this site, I will of course publish the best received. Get snapping!

18 comments:

Ex-Labour said...

Oh Poo

Mrs Ex Labour saw him outside DBC HQ yesterday afternoon with TV camera, no doubt celebrating finding Darlington on the map.

See his old Army skills have come in useful ;)

Mike Barker said...

It's good fun, though I'm not sure how widely our Facebook pages in particular get out much further than to those who are already committed or supportive of one of the candidates.

I commend the following blog to you and your readers: it promises to be an excellent review of the 2010 election, including internet campaigning:

http://electionblog2010.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I spotted him last week with his agent taking photos of Edward outside St. Cuthbert's Church.

Anonymous said...

I spotted him on top of a pile of old advertisers in the hedge row last week...

Anonymous said...

Having his picture taken by Darlington landmarks to prove he knows where they are, roughly

Anonymous said...

I spotted him in Hurworth last week, looking for an imprint.

Anonymous said...

I saw him in town last week Nick. He had the same look on his face Cameron does when he has to shake hands in a council estate!

Anonymous said...

I spotted him marching his men to the top of the hill.

Anonymous said...

But wait..turns out he's a local after all, at least according to his latest advert. Maybe it Rydal Road not Ryedale where he's a councillor after all.

Anonymous said...

I met him yesterday. Lovely man- I don't know what you have against him? He certainly has some good ideas for Darlington.

Anonymous said...

I spotted him vomiting round the back of Skinnergate after having to spend a minute longer than was absolutely necessary in the company of plebs from Dartingham... no, wait, Darlingham... no, Darlington, that's the one. Think he was muttering something about detesting anyone who doesn't appreciate a spot of fine smoked pheasant pate, what what.

Anonymous said...

I spotted him checking out the new Mercedes CLK Cabriolet Range at Yarm Road, Stockton on Tees. My uncle works there and he said he might call back in mid-may as he’d have some extra pocket money he wouldn’t know what to do with?

I've been to Darlo..Me said...

even his 2 page Advertiser pull out is a recycled photo off his facebook site, perhaps he could not stand to come back for a new photo.
Anyway fox hunting season will be starting soon he will be out looking at a new Range Rover to follow the hounds, the Mercedes CLK is no good for chasing down foxy!
Mind you the CLK does come with optional Champagne cooler and pate dispenser, chin chin.

Wally catcher said...

I saw him attending an open day at Castle Wallis the large stately home owned by Cllr Wally who's blog this is!

Really Wally why throw the stones at one of your own, after all your a blue blood with kids in private schools so your not really "a down to earth socalist" are you, maybe a champagne socialist.

Check out:
Meadowfield Cottage,
Little Stainton,
TS21 1HN

To see Wally's lair.

Anonymous said...

I googled that address and ironically got a picture of Nick?

Has it a moat?

Anonymous said...

No. It has a swimming pool, a tennis court and stables where the Squire keeps his horse so he can go out riding with the South Durham Hunt.

Darlington Councillor said...

*Sigh* I live in a 3-bed cottage. Not a mansion. The clue's in the name of the house.

No swimming pool. Or tennis court. Or a moat. There are some rather dilapidated pig sties though. And the garage is falling down.

Still the chickens, ducks and rabbits seem happy enough.

Anonymous said...

you could dig a moat!