Campbell: ‘Fiona would have walked Hampstead and Kilburn selection’

news120210_12_0TULIP Siddiq, the councillor who won the Labour parliamentary selection in Hampstead and Kilburn this summer, would have missed out if education journalist Fiona Millar had stood for selection. This is the view of Fiona’s partner Alastair Campbell, who says out loud what others have thought in the constituency: “She was going to walk it.”

The assessment comes in yet another interview in which he discusses his own umming and ahhing over standing for Parliament. AC tells Total Politics: “She [Fiona] was well down the track, further down the track than I was, and to be honest, she was going to walk it, but she just woke up one morning and said, ‘Why are we doing this?'”

Campbell adds: “Fiona’s now totally settled but my brain is more complicated. Even on Saturday, when I went to Burnley v Charlton, a couple of women at the reception said, ‘You’ve got to do it’. It makes me feel bad, all day. I sat watching the match thinking, ‘They’re right… ’”

3 Comments on Campbell: ‘Fiona would have walked Hampstead and Kilburn selection’

  1. I would have voted for Tulip Siddiq as PPC for Hampstead whether Fiona had stood or not. Although likeable, she wasn’t able to manage my school as governor, so I wouldn’t have trusted her as an MP

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    • What you mean ‘If I had voted’? I’m a member of Hampstead and Kilburn Labour Party and I was close to the process. The general concenus was that Hampstead didn’t want someone close to the Blair regime and who didn’t live in the constituency as PPC and hopefully MP, hence why we voted for Tulip who won by a health majority.

      I attended William Ellis School where Fiona is also a governor. I was there for 5 years and we had 5 headteachers: Mr. Tanton, Mr. Rose, Mr. Cathcart, Miss Hislop, Mr. White. Tell that thats not miss-management

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