Sunday, December 10, 2006

Do the LibDems know where Norwich South is?

Apparently not.

Now, before I go into this I should say that I did pledge to put less obvious point-scoring posts on my blog and focus more on the work of the council and national politics generally. I have failed miserably on this, and will continue to do so today.

The LibDems appear to have been delivering a newspaper - an awful one to boot - around the place and a neighbour kindly put one through my door this afternoon. Attached was a note which says:

"They don't know North from South and clearly their arse from their elbow."

And ringed on the front of the newspaper, amongst the places this was delivered to (which include Eaton, Bowthorpe, New Costessey etc.) was two words ... Mile Cross.

Oh, dear. Now for the uninitiated, Mile Cross falls into Norwich North, not Norwich South. You might have thought that this was a City wide newspaper then? Well, if that was the case then Catton, Sewell and Crome were mysteriously missing. Only Mile Cross made it into the wrong constituency.

As my laughter drew to a close, after some minutes, I am ready to draw one of two conclusions.

Either the LibDems don't know where the constituency boundary is or the LibDems are as fixated on Mile Cross as Steve Morphew is meant to be. We wonder why ...

Cheap party political point scoring over, begin the angry LibDem posts...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's called Norwich Mail, not Norwich South mail. I think this topic is rather childish. They have a councillor in Mile Cross so why not include it in a City wide Newspaper.

Peter C. said...

Yep, that's just cheap advertising; I'd like to think most people will realise the error, though I doubt they will.

Probably a bit embarrassing anyway.

Not quite as bad as coming third though.

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Antony said...

anonymous - oh how blind you are...

They include all wards, even those without LibDem Councillors in Norwich South ... but only Mile Cross from Norwich North. If it was City Wide you'd include Sewell, Catton and Crome would you not - like they included Bowthorpe, Wensum and Nelson all of which are devoid of LibDems!

Keep up anonymous!

Anonymous said...

"Keep up anonymous!"

I think I know the current situation very well. When you did your survey did you not target it? This Paper went Lib Dem targets. Mile Cross a ward the Lib Dems won so target it. Bowthorpe, Wensum and Nelson may not have a Norwich Councillor but they are in Norwich South which is a target seat for them. They came a close second in 2005 as I'm sure you well know. Perhaps it is you who should "keep up."