Christmas in East Finchley: Santas, reindeers and politicians

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’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. 

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