October 8th, 2013

Embattled Blunt Begs Colleagues for Support

The embattled Reigate MP Crispin Blunt has written to Tory colleagues, on Commons headed paper, begging for support in his reselection bid:

Reigate reselection
You will be aware that my re-adoption as the Parliamentary Candidate for Reigate will now be decided by a ballot of Association members.  Since this has been necessitated by the executive council declining my request, I need to clearly establish with local Conservative members my merits both as their local MP and as an effective member of the House of Commons in both the Party’s and the country’s interests.
Plainly this case can be best made by those who have seen my work first hand and the local case is being made locally.  But my parliamentary colleagues are best placed to judge my work here and I hope you take a positive view of it.  If so please could you take a few minutes to register a brief statement of support and any personal endorsement you think appropriate.
All statements of support are being collated for me on a facebook page, “Support Crispin Blunt for Reigate 2015″ or can be registered on my website www.blunt4reigate.com or by replying to this and my team will post your message.
I will hugely appreciate your support and hope to have registered all support by 18th October, which can then be drawn upon for the brief address I am able to make to the members that accompanies the ballot.
However I am acutely conscious it is not just my fate at stake with this vote.  Given the circumstances our opponents and the media will with enthusiasm point out the implicit mindset of Conservative members if I lose.  This will materially damage our Party’s reputation and future national vote share.  So I hope you could go one further and also ask your supporters to register their support as well so the overall message to the Conservatives of Reigate before they decide is crystal clear.
Yours Ever
Crispin Blunt MP

It’s all for the good of the party, obviously.

UPDATE: The letter is working. Suddenly Jonathan Djanogly, Bob Stewart, Graham Stuart have all written nice things about Blunt.


  1. 1
    Shaved Head watch says:

    Is Crispin a Quaire?


    • 20
      LBGTory says:

      Probably not…maybe that’s why they’re trying to boot him out.


    • 51
      Gidders says:

      I cannot believe the guy 53 y o he looks well into his 60’s, ah I get it now “In August 2010, he announced that he was leaving his wife, in order “to come to terms with his homosexuality”. Blunt’s voting record in Parliament had previously been broadly unsympathetic towards gay rights, though slightly more favourable when compared to the majority of his Conservative colleagues.”( Wikipedia) so that would not have gone down too well with Dave!


  2. 2
    DtP says:

    Sayonara Sucker – it’s been emotional.


  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    To be fair to the guy, he looked like he was having a great time at G-A-Y on Canal Street last Tuesday night. Him and Claire Perry looked like they were having a BLAST!


    • 85
      REALWORLDER says:

      Whenever these erstwhile paragons of normality ‘come out’, it is surprising just how quickly they start mincing about like a cross between Liberace and Lady Gaga.


  4. 4
    Bill Quango MP - 9 says:

    Local party before national. He Told me that when i was just a fresher MP.
    “Don’t upset the old colonels and the W.I. Jam makers too much. If they ever turn on you you are finished.”

    Sage advice.


  5. 5
    Bill Quango MP - 9 says:

    Those community payback boys look hard.


  6. 7
    It must be true then says:


  7. 9
    Blonde is Better than Pink says:


    • 11
      Clear eyed Voter says:

      It will not.


    • 12
      Finbar etc says:

      I would prefer it to be a straight example of heterosexuals standing up for themselves.


    • 13
      Sandra in Accounts says:

      Only in your warped world.

      In the sensible world this is a man who lived a lie & disrespected & humiliated his wife.

      As a woman I would have thought you might have a little empathy for her plight, & not her gallivanting pork swordsman of a husband.

      No homophobia involved – just proper Conservative family values.


  8. 10
    IDS says:

    He certainly has enemies in the party


  9. 14
    John Tandy says:

    Why not simply have MP’s select Constituency candidates and do away with any local involvement in the process at all. Now wouldn’t that delight MP’s ?


    • 22
      Len McTrotsky says:

      Great idea – wish i’d have thought of that!


      • 48
        Mustapha Djinn says:

        It works best when nepotism is involved. You can rely on your nearest and dearest.


        • 63
          Gidders says:

          In the past that was not so with the rulers of this country, they were always willing to have go at their cousins and other relatives to get in to power, I do not think much has changed.


  10. 15
    M Thatcher says:

    No-one has a right to a job for life


  11. 16
    BoJo says:

    I don’t want to oust Crispin, if he returns his BorisBike I shall not take this any further.


  12. 17
    Democracy Now says:

    Dear MP,

    It is called ‘democracy’. Get over it.

    Your constituents


    • 72
      Gidders says:

      Democracy of CCHQ they talk it but don’t really believe it, have you noticed local parties are being side-lined, especially safe, jobbies for life if you keep your nose clean, it is starting to get very nepotistic in all parties.


  13. 18
    Nadine Dorries says:

    Very sad to see Esther McVey promoted. One of parliament’s slimiest nastiest MPs. Really. Awful. Decision.


  14. 19
    Gok Wan says:

    Nice scarf


  15. 21
    Dave says:

    Has he been hugging too many hoodies?


  16. 23
    Clear eyed Voter says:

    Why are the media not properly reporting on the libel case going on in P’ortugal in which the M’cCann’s are hoping to get GBP 1m in damages from the officer involved in the P’olice investigation there ?

    And why did it take a libel case in order to get new evidence out ?

    Have they taken out an injunction in the UK to hush up the P’ortugese trial, and are they colluding with police in order to pocket money over there as well as continue their campaign to destroy press freedom ?


    • 33
      • 69
        Clear eyed Voter says:

        Two other aspects which make little sense:

        i) K’ate speaks of suicidal thoughts over this event and particularly A’maral’s book or press intrusion. This makes no sense as she has two other children.

        ii) K’ate gave a fairly graphic account of wishing to swim out to sea, until she was so ‘exhausted I could just allow the water to pull me under and relieve me of this torment.’ See point above. She also has stated in the past that she feels closest to M’addie when she is sitting by the rocks on L’uz Beach.

        With all this are they so frustrated about press regulation ?



        • 76
          The McCann's Large PR and Legal Team says:

          I’m afraid we have to place a cease and desist order on you forthwith.


  17. 24
    London says:

    Anything which distracts Boris from his duties as Mayor is fine by us. The last thing we need is yet another of his crackpot ‘ideas’.


  18. 28
    Not For Ever says:

    ‘Yours ever’

    Very revealing.

    Yet another parliamentary parasite with a massive sense of personal entitlement to stay on in elected office for life.


  19. 32
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:



    • 34
      Confessions of an Economic Hitman says:

      “According to his book, Perkins’ function was to convince the political and financial leadership of underdeveloped countries to accept enormous development loans from institutions like the World Bank and USAID. Saddled with debts they could not hope to pay, those countries were forced to acquiesce to political pressure from the United States on a variety of issues. Perkins argues in his book that developing nations were effectively neutralized politically, had their wealth gaps driven wider and economies crippled in the long run.”



      • 86
        The Rt Rev O'Lution - ex DiFD says:

        Yup, spot on. That is precisely what so-called international aid is all about – and the biggest crooks of the lot are the IMF and the World Bank.


    • 35
      Toxic Labour scum trashed my Country says:

      Socialism is a wonder in Venezuela, just like old Russia, queues in shops lasting all day, no toilet paper, white elephants everywhere and the most corrupt politicians in the world. Britain hating Ed Multimillionaireband wants to bring that here?


      • 37
        The Ghost of Michael Foot's Donkey Jacket says:

        Think of it less as an import and more of a revival


        • 88
          Clapton Pond says:

          But did not the one who died recently send us lots of cheap oil (thanks to that bloke whose name escapes me, but you know who I mean, the one with the still missing accounts).


      • 39
        Kinnochio says:

        We’re awwwiigght !! We’re aaaaawight !!! We’re aaaawight !!!

        Galloping inflation transfers money from hard-working savers & pensioners ( who vote Tory ) to the indebted layabouts ( who vote Labour ).

        We’re aaaawwwiight !!! We’re aaawight !!


        • 54
          Labour is about NOT working says:

          I am now of a mind to let the “Sheeple” vote Labour and reap the whirlwind….in 2020 they’ll no longer be a united kingdom worth a light and it’ll be the Labour Core Vote in inner cit and oop North that will suffer the most….Socialism is alway doomed to fail


          • Gidders says:

            “oop North that will suffer the most….Socialism is alway doomed to fail” Up North unfortunately suffered the most under Maggie, most of the jobs in basic industries disappeared, and still do. But have you noticed that as each recession comes and goes it edges further South, in the last recession it started nibbling on the outskirts of Londonistan the next wave of recessions Londonistan will be hit, that will be very interesting.


  20. 36
    Joss Taskin says:



    • 40
      An Equitabe Growth Mirage says:

      He’s not wrong, though probably wants to do this for the wrong reasons. The scope of the scheme is wrong and it will merely fuel another bubble.


      • 47
        Easy solution says:

        Indeed, Clegg is having his broken clock moment on this ridiculous socialist nonsense.
        Government should get out of the market place and let genuine supply and demand take over.


      • 79
        Gidders says:

        I agree there it is a daft idea, don’t those clowns ever learn. If the buyers can not raise a 15 or 20% deposit now how on earth could pay the repayments especially if interest rates escalate as they will do in time, remember all those spam US loan companies offering interest rates at 0.5%, it will be a case of here we go again.


  21. 41

    He’s a good man despite the way the MSM try to portray him.

    English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson leaves the group, saying he has concerns over the “dangers of far-right extremism”.


  22. 45
    Anonymous says:

    So dull the way the usual suspects are trying to make this a sexual orientation issue.

    Most people don’t care who others sleep with in this day and age, and those who are still small minded enough to care come all political mindsets – there are as many homophobic arsehole old scoop labour types as there are Colonel Mustard Tories.

    Blunt is playing a card and by doing so marginalising genuine victims of homophobia, and all in the name of saving his career – what a scumbag.


    • 61
      Easy solution says:

      Blunt’s employing the full ‘I’m a victim’ play card.

      The very same one used by Abbott every time she is caught out spouting racist garbage and the Miliband anti-semitism victimhood line, over his Marxist father.

      Just where does it say on the application form to be an MP, that being an MP is a career, let alone, a job for life?


    • 71
      REALWORLDER says:

      There is no such thing as homophobia, a phobia is a fear of something ,must people react with revulsion, not fear whatever the guardian reading chattering classes would likes to believe


  23. 46
    JOHN REID (finger on the pulse of british politics) says:

    Breaking news
    Islamic “Al-Mad-ina free school” in Derby has been accused of imposing strict islamic codes on pupils and staff , like
    Forcing them to wear hijab’s even if they are not muslim
    making girls sit at the back of the class

    The dept of education has given the school until 15/10 to sort it out or face closure

    Well done Dave and George on another fuck up


  24. 50
    The Maimed Badger says:

    Where we stand in World Education Tables for 16 + year olds Literate & Numerate Skills:

    Numeracy test 16 to 24-year-olds
    4.Flanders (Belgium)
    5.South Korea
    9.Czech Republic
    10.Slovak Republic
    18.Northern Ireland
    24.United States

    “These are Labour’s children, educated under a Labour government and force-fed a diet of dumbing down and low expectations.”

    Not to mention Children, born in Britain and starting School. not speaking English…. if the parents were to be fined, they would learn double quick.


  25. 53
    The Beeb says:

    <b<BBC boss Tony Hall says he wants the BBC to be "worthy" of the licence fee and that the BBC will welcome criticism


    • 58
      The Libor party says:



    • 60
      The Jeremy Whine show is the biggest pile of crap on Radio 2. says:

      I criticise the BBC by not paying the license fee.

      I’m pleased Tony Hall welcomes this.


      • 67
        Fuck the LibLabCon says:

        I’ve been criticising them for four years now which paid for a holiday in Italy this year, I must write to the BBC and thank them for their generosity.


  26. 82
    Dave your Gay Loving P.M. says:

    Keep your chin up. The rest of us Westminster faggots are rooting for you.


  27. 92
    Yuk Yuk Yuk says:

    Mad Nads is creeping up to him now


  28. 95
    Andrew says:

    Dear Crispin

    Foxtrot Oscar.


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