Jeff Ennis goes this year. He used to live next door to Mrs Edson you know.
I live in Barnsley East. I’ve never been canvassed by an MP and shoving your tatty bit of paper through my letterbox just makes the cats and the recycle bin happy.
Currently the potential MPs for my area are (in no particular order) -
John Brown - Lib Dem: Beardy gent
Former lecturer, former manager of a plastics company.
Been about a bit. Lived in places such as St Helens, Congleton, Barnsley, Sheffield, Doncaster and Loughborough.
Has a degree in Metallurgy.
Caven Vines - UKIP: Shifty looking beardy gent
Seems to be based in Rotherham which isn’t all that far from Barnsley East but still.
Has a bee in his bonnet about immigrants, muslims and Britain being British.
Says “We need representation by MPs who are not afraid to speak out for what the people of Britain want” – Well I want a new car and £10000 please :D
Colin Porter – BNP: Odious sounding shouty pointy man
Other than a leaflet buried on some nationalist website and a couple of news clippings about him being all shouty and pointy. The only other reference I could find about this gent is this Youtube video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cPDF6IDxz4
Curious really. Considering he’s putting himself forward for election. Furthermore, he seems to be stuck on issues that have no weight on the global or national scheme of things. I’m sure people living in Warrington would be furious to know that truck drivers are driving along B roads in Barnsley…..
James Hockney - Conservatives: Slimey looking toff
This guy seems to have a career covering the south. Cambridgeshire, Ely and the like. Apart from kindly “helping to get a Learner Centre up and running in South Yorkshire”. I doubt he’s even looked at Barnsley except on a map.
Oh wait…it appears he went to a brewery….in a different part of Barnsley. Bless him.
Michael Dugher - Labour: The ungoogleable man.
However he does seem to already have some parliamentary connections so even if he doesn’t get the job he can still make tea and advise on whatever it is he advises on.
This, it seems, is the motley band of chaps that want my vote. Now apart from virtually no web presence, these guys seem to think that they can tell me what they stand for by telepathy…or maybe some sort of osmosis or something. However, because I’ve lived my life wrong, I am unable to receive messages through the ether due to my fat head being somehow defective.
So, like last time there was an election my offer still stands. It even applies to the horrid shouty pointy man. Let us go for a pint at the Three Horseshoes and discuss why I should vote for you because unless you do…I won’t have any idea why it is I should give you my vote.