WRITER, columnist and now Guardian political blogger Sholto Byrnes bounces into action this afternoon with an admission that he is irritated by Glenda Jackson and the fact she is fighting a north London election from a home in south London. He says he’d have been far more interested if the Mark Seddon was running in her place, a proposition he’s heard whispers about in the past.
Would Seddon, the former Tribune editor, have stood a better chance in the constituency? There’s a fantasy football style selection debate to be had there. It’s impossible to really tell who’d be a better bet. But I’d step carefully, Mr Byrnes. Glenda’s already shoved the suggestion that she’s ‘a walking by-election’ right back down the throat of one writer today. Don’t be surprised if you get a call from Ms Jackson’s office very soon.