Friday, 8 August 2008

Help wanted in Rotherham

I HAVE just heard from Jo Kirby that there's a by-election for Wickersley ward in Rotherham on 28th August. It's an area where the BNP is certainly on the move, getting two councillors elected in May, and they need as much assistance as they can get to keep the momentum going. Anyone who can help please contact the Rotherham organiser Marlene Guest on 01709 551127 and if you can't get there in person then please send a financial contribution to the campaign.

Rotherham Council
Wickersley Ward
Thursday 28th August 2008
Tina Dowdall (UKIP)
Chris McMahon (Lab)
Donald Ross (Con)
Jon Round (BNP)
Steven Scutt (Lib-Dem)
May 2008: Con 1355, Lab 1255, UKIP 879.

We did OK in a by-election for Maldon District Council in Essex last night where our candidate Len Blain polled 13% and beat a rather forgetful UKIP candidate in the process. The full result was as follows:
Anthony Shrimpton (Con) 339
Janet Carden (Green) 200
Paul Rew (Ind) 115
Len Blain (BNP) 107
Geoffrey Harris (UKIP) 69

Geoff Harris bizarrely left his UKIP description off his nomination paper which mean that where the party's name should have been on the ballot paper it was blank. There is no doubt he was standing for UKIP as he was putting out UKIP literature, maybe he was just a little bit ashamed of the riddled with sleaze party he was representing!

Let's hope the weather improves considerably next week and that we have a sweltering weekend for the RWB. I haven't had a bad family festival yet weatherwise as I missed the very first one which was just about washed out when it was held in the Welsh mountains.

Football season starts tomorrow and it has been a long summer waiting for things to get under way again. Saturdays just don't seem right without football. Workington Reds are down at Hinckley but I shan't be going as I'm thoroughly fed up with driving and I have a long haul down to that neck of the woods next weekend. I'm hoping the game will be on Radio Cumbria so that I can listen to it while getting a bit of work done on Saturday afternoon. Sunday it's out in the garden . . weather permitting.

In-laws to dinner tonight and I'm doing chicken in a white wine sauce with chips and salad. The sauce is made very thick using creme fraiche so it goes quite nicely with salad. There's mushrooms and peppers in there as well as plenty of ginger which gives it a bit of bite. I use Cava for the sauce so that I can drink it while I'm preparing the meal.

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