TO Camden Town Hall for a full council meeting, where council leisure chief Tulip Siddiq was last night delivering her final report as the department’s head. She steps down in May when she will head off to fight out the Hampstead and Kilburn parliamentary constituency. The muttering on the opposite side of the room was that, with the election campaign always in the background, her speech was more about herself than leisure services.
She Obama’d to the chamber: “You’ve challenged me. You’ve encouraged me. You’ve motivated in me a passion for politics… which I hope to take to Westminster with me.”
Hey ho. You can re-live it again below. Click play. Speakers up. We’ve added the appropriate musical accompaniment for such a stirring final address: