Robert Hampton

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5th May 2006

A Local Election for Local People
Posted by at 11.55am | No responses | Politics

Labour down, Conservatives up, Lib Dems going nowhere. No real surprises there.

At 9:47 this morning, the BBC reported “Brown gives Clarke full backing”, swiftly followed at 11:46 by “Clarke axed in Cabinet reshuffle”.

The story which amused me was a tied vote in St Albans which was decided by getting the candidates to choose pencils.

And I’m all for greater openness at the BBC, but Nick Robinson gave his blog readers too much information:-

When I was called to be told the news [of Clarke’s sacking], I was naked in bed in a Westminster hotel hoping to get at least an hour’s sleep, having stayed up all night covering the local elections.

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