Saturday, May 16, 2009

Teresa Pearce is selected for Erith & Thamesmead

No Labour seat is that safe given the current state of the polls, but Labour's selection of Teresa Pearce to fight the Erith & Thamesmead seat - against a backdrop of dirty tricks and interference from the courts of Gordon & Tony - is unqualified good news for the party.

Teresa's a long-standing activist, from the constituency, and someone who is Labour through-and-through.

Our party has suffered quite enough at the hands of career politicians, and it's good to see the right thing happen in the end. If only every party could have a full open selection now with no incumbent advantage - it could attract new members, get some new blood into politics - and it may even help renew Labour while in office?

That would be some trick to pull off!

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