Supporting the East Finchley Winter Festival – Ho Ho Ho pic.twitter.com/sWIVCokV4E
— Mike Freer MP (@mikefreermp) December 7, 2013
IN Finchley and Golders Green, Conservative MP Mike Freer and Labour’s general election candidate there, Sarah Sackman, a Spurs-supporting lawyer from Kentish Town, will be marking each other from here on in. Important therefore to tweet that you were at the community-warming East Finchley Christmas/Winter Festival: Mike appeared as Santa, Sarah stroking the reindeers.
— Sarah Sackman (@sarahsackman) December 7, 2013
Sarah’s tweet actually shows that East Finchley has a way to go before its attempted village feel can share the chief worries of a more established, rarefied London village like Primrose Hill. When live reindeers were used at a Christmas fair in PH a couple of years back, it provoked complaints that live animals should not be prodded and poked all day by excited children… nor, presumably, PPCs either.