A Strong Voice for Croydon Central - Gavin Barwell MP
Home
News
Help me
Campaigns
Biography
Expenses
Contact me

Monday 12th April - 24 days to polling day
12/04/2010 22:57:00

 
 

The first of two days in Shirley today. We started on Orchard Avenue and the surrounding roads then moved on to Shirley Church Road, which is a sea of Conservative posters. One man, who had convinced his wife to display a political poster for the first time in their lives, told me he was so desperate for a change of government that he had told his wife, "It's a poster in the window or divorce!".

I had a film crew with the BBC with me and asked everyone I spoke to whether they would be happy to be filmed talking to me - some were very keen to be TV stars, others less so! I was then interviewed by the BBC correspondent myself, who said that the Andrew Pelling campaign were alleging that my campaign is being funded by Lord Ashcroft and that I was personally responsible for Andrew being ousted. The first of these allegations is demonstrably untrue - all political parties are required by law to declare all but the most minor donations to their campaign to the Electoral Commission so you can check for yourself on their website who is funding my campaign. As for the second allegation, Andrew was suspended from the Conservative Parliamentary Party while the police investigated allegations made by his wife - the idea that I had any involvement in this decision is frankly laughable - and he then wrote to the local party saying he didn't want to stand again effectively ousting himself. I guess it is a sign of the desperation of some of the people around him that they resort to such negative campaigning.

We ended another lovely day in Shirley Oaks village, where we got a really warm response.

Nationally, Labour launched their manifesto today. Lots of promises but then last time they promised a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty and that Tony Blair would serve a full term. Why should we believe anything they say this time around?

Comment on this blog

 

 

 More Blog Posts
03/04/2017
Friday night's attack on a 17 year-old asylum seeker
  Read Story
23/03/2017
Reflections on yesterday's attack
  Read Story
15/03/2017
IVF services in Croydon
  Read Story
02/03/2017
Government backs upgrade of London to Brighton railway and refuses to fund BML2 concept that would be bad news for Addiscombe in particular
  Read Story
27/02/2017
Spot the difference
  Read Story
21/02/2017
Second interim report on Croydon tram crash
  Read Story
07/02/2017
Fixing our broken housing market.
  Read Story
02/02/2017
Government provides £14m for refurbishment of Fairfield Halls and redevelopment of College Green.
  Read Story
02/02/2017
Southern Rail latest update
  Read Story
31/01/2017
How I will vote on the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill
  Read Story

Full list of blog posts here

     
Gavin Barwell, House of Commons, SW1A 1AA, Tel  020 8660 0491      © Gavin Barwell  2017       Promoted by Ian Parker on behalf of Gavin Barwell, both at 36 Brighton Road, Purley, CR8 2LG