Rumours are flying around City Hall at the moment (prompted by an annon comment on this blog) that Labour's Leader is going on the chicken-run at the next election. Steve Morphew is currently councillor for Mile Cross. Vic Elvin used to be the LibDem Councillor for the same ward. Labour always comfort themselves saying that Vic won on a personal vote and was the only LibDem who would win Mile Cross. The Vic sadly passed away and a young guy called Carl Mayhew went and held onto the seat for the LibDems. Now, apparently, Labour is convinced that if the seat could be won by Mayhew, it could be won by any LibDem. So our Steve, so vital to Labour's success, if off on the chicken run, all the way to ... Catton Grove, currently held by Conservative Eve Collishaw.
Is Eve scared of the challenge? Not a bit of it ... the Tory warhorse declares to me, "Bring it on Morphew"!