The 474-mobile

May 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

REMEMBER the oh-so-spooky coincidence between Labour MP Ben Whittaker’s defeat to Tory Gefforey Finsberg in Hampstead and Highgate in 1970 and Lib Dem Ed [...]

Election Live: On the streets

May 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

Live Blog: May 6/ 5.15pm * I’VE walked from Camden Town through Belsize and Hampstead Town this afternoon – and in terms of numbers on the streets with clipboards [...]

The sign of 474

April 20, 2010 // 2 Comments

LIBERAL Democrat ED Fordham is so insistent he is only 474 votes away from beating Glenda Jackson in Hampstead and Kilburn, he made it his campaign slogan. His rivals, of [...]

Hoping to become locals

April 17, 2010 // 1 Comment

IN September 2008, Conservative Stephen Phillips QC must have been gutted when he failed to hold Hampstead Town for his party in a Camden Council by-election. Linda Chung, [...]

The ten minute election

April 6, 2010 // 3 Comments

I STOPPED for ten minutes outside Hampstead Underground Station this evening as Chris Philp and his team handed out election leaflets to commuters on Day One of the official [...]

Pilgrim’s wotsit

March 30, 2010 // 2 Comments

I THINK in the modern parlance of Twitter this might be called something like #toryfail, a minor error unnecessarily amplified in the run up to the elections. Perhaps anxious [...]