July 25th, 2014

Tory Women Problem: Kevin Hollinrake Selected in Thirsk

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The selection to replace Anne McIntosh took place last night in Thirsk and Malton. Former Corby by-election candidate Christine Emmett was lined up by the Tories as the newspaper-friendly female successor. In an act of defiance towards Cameron’s desire to stop people saying the party has a woman problem, Thirsk and Malton Tories instead chose a man, Kevin Hollinrake. He’s a local estage agent. Which will do plenty to restore trust in politics.

There were three rounds of balloting and Hollinrake won in the final round so it was close all the way, though this was a local party which was never going to be told what to do. Voluntary party 1, Dave nil.

UPDATE: Sharon Hodgson has sobered up enough to approve this quote from Labour HQ:

“This sorry episode speaks volumes about the Tories under David Cameron – their sole woman MP in Yorkshire has been deselected amid suggestions of sexism and replaced by a man. For all his claims to be different, David Cameron has done nothing while his party has kicked out one of his most senior MPs. No wonder people think the Tories have a problem with women.”


120 Comments

  1. 1
    DtP says:

    Well quite, CCHQ are rather full of shit these days.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 2
      Vote Dave? Get stuffed says:

      When the cost of living crisis is over we can look forward to young people drinking more, smoking more and taking more illegal drugs.

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      • 36
        Anonymous says:

        No they won’t because they will all have job’s they will want to keep, rather than benefits they will want to spend :-)

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      • 40
        Belle Vue says:

        Snake-oil-salesman decides to be come an MP.

        Who’d have thunk it?

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      • 45
        Anonymous says:

        Blackpool UA, Clifton – 24 July 2014July 24, 2014

        Labour 501 (41.3%; -16.8%)
        UKIP 362 (29.8%; +29.8%)
        Conservative 283 (23.3%; -6.9%)
        LD Gita Gordon 33 (2.7%; +2.7%)
        Green Party 25 (2.1%; +2.1%)
        TUSC 10 (0.8%; +0.8%)
        [Independent 0.0; -11.8%]

        Majority 139

        Labour hold.

        Percentage change is since 2011.

        Doncaster MBC, Edenthorpe, Kirk Sandall & Barnby DunJuly 24, 2014

        UKIP 1203 (40.8%; +4.1%)
        Labour 1109 (37.6%; +1.9%)
        Conservative 479 (16.2%; -2.9%)
        Green Party 160 (5.4%; +5.4%)
        [English Democrats 0.0; -5.6%]
        [TUSC 0.0; -2.9]

        Majority 94
        Turnout 27.5%

        Come on UKIP

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    • 4
      Dave the Liberal socialist says:

      Cameron isn’t a Tory anyway.

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    • 6
      Memo to Cameron says:

      Thirsk has no thirst for bumsex.

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    • 32
      táxpáyér says:

      “He’s a local estage agent.” Perfect for the Rent-Seeker Brand of the LibLabCon political product.

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    • 46
      Maggies Dad says:

      from popb!tch today

      “In the late 80s, I worked with a group of mothers of disabled kids in Grantham. Over a cuppa, talk turned to whether they had known the then present Prime Minister, who had grown up in that town. Margaret Thatcher was a bit older than the mothers but they knew about Maggie’s dad’s shop and the story almost all of them told was that their own parents had told them never to go in the shop alone as the man behind the counter had wandering hands. Yewtree has arrested people for less…”

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    • 47
      UKIPPER says:

      Blackpool UA, Clifton – 24 July 2014July 24, 2014

      Labour 501 (41.3%; -16.8%)
      UKIP 362 (29.8%; +29.8%)
      Conservative 283 (23.3%; -6.9%)
      LD Gita Gordon 33 (2.7%; +2.7%)
      Green Party 25 (2.1%; +2.1%)
      TUSC 10 (0.8%; +0.8%)
      [Independent 0.0; -11.8%]

      Majority 139

      Labour hold.

      Percentage change is since 2011.

      Doncaster MBC, Edenthorpe, Kirk Sandall & Barnby DunJuly 24, 2014

      UKIP 1203 (40.8%; +4.1%)
      Labour 1109 (37.6%; +1.9%)
      Conservative 479 (16.2%; -2.9%)
      Green Party 160 (5.4%; +5.4%)
      [English Democrats 0.0; -5.6%]
      [TUSC 0.0; -2.9]

      Majority 94
      Turnout 27.5%

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      • 73
        VoteEdGetBalls says:

        Vote Nige get Ed

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        • 82
          Vote Dave get unlimited immigration, the EU arrest warrant, HS2, Sharia law.. says:

          Vote Dave get unlimited immigration, the EU arrest warrant, HS2, Sharia law, suffocating political correctness, doubled debt, snoopers’ charter, high rate income tax, closed care homes..

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        • 101
          Anonymous says:

          Really? In Doncaster the electorate seem to have voted UKIP and got… UKIP.
          Funny, that.

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    • 54
      Vlad the Loudhailer says:

      If the Tory’s are to have any chance next year they should follow Thirsks lead and select the best local candidate and forget this all women shortlist crap.

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    • 61
      an estate agent says:

      there’s never been a better time to be ripped off

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    • 105
      The Growler says:

      “He’s a local estagte agent. Which will do plenty to restore trust in politics.” good one Geedes

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    • 116
      JIMMY says:

      JIMMY — SAYS VOTE UKIP

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    • 120
      right un says:

      man wins all woman short list vote – ha fucking ha!!!!!

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  2. 3
    • 77
      inside out says:

      Which begs the question,why did they not hand themselves in at a police station and say”excuse me I’m an illegal immigrant”.Do they think we would force them to stay?

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      • 106
        The Growler says:

        They were probably frightened that having sampled the country they would might have been forced to stay.

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  3. 5
    Mycroft says:

    Estate Agent… sums up the modern Tory party in two words.

    Spivs reign supreme in a once great party.

    Good news for us yet again… f’cking Estate Agent meh!

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    • 8
      Socialism is theft says:

      The Labour party: Empty promises voted for by people with empty heads.

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      • 21
        UKIP is the real 3rd way says:

        To criticise the Tories does not mean that one supports Labour.
        To criticise Labour does not mean that one supports the Tories.

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        • 27
          Mycroft says:

          Absolutely right, UKIP is the only cure for electoral Herpes.

          We’re good for the National Health.

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          • The Growler says:

            “electoral Herpes” gosh that must be painful, is there a cure for it or would you stuck with it until you die?

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      • 25
        Mycroft says:

        Both houses have the electoral equivalent of Syphilis.

        Trouble is that (as can be seen on here) many of their supporters have the electoral equivalent of Herpes, and that’s for life. :)

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        • 35
          táxpáyér says:

          Lab and Dave’s Con’s are more like brands of washing powder pretending to compete, but in reality made by the same manufacturer in the same way, with only the box-art and smell modified.

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        • 108
          The Growler says:

          That’s the one or complication thereof, which eventually switches your lights out isn’t it, Henry V111 ended up with that

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      • 52
        albacore says:

        Yep – when has Cast Iron ever failed to come through?
        His word is his bond and he’d never fib to you
        But crossing his fingers makes it real hard to count
        Up to “tens of thousands” as a clear-cut amount

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      • 55
        Owen Jones says:

        It’s Labour that has a women problem. Someone recently tallied the total time a Labour woman had held the post of party leader, Foreign Secretary or shadow Foreign Secretary. It came to fourteen months in over one hundred years. Even Ed realises his current bunch is all show and no substance.

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        • 95
          The Great British Public says:

          What does Labours core mussie vote think about women in politics, or even educating women at all….

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          • The Growler says:

            When their wives are ill they insist on her being treated by a female (preferably of their faith) doctor, so how do female Muzzies become doctors ?

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        • 102
          Anonymous says:

          Labour has a woman problem because they are all there due to positive discrimination and as a result are useless.

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          • I'm actually ejaculating as you read this message says:

            That’s not limited to the women either.

            Labour is the special needs party.

            Losers vote Labour. Vote Labour, get fucked.

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        • 114
          Woof Woof says:

          They may be all show but who the fuck looks.

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  4. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Perhaps the best person won, irrespective of gender?

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    • 10
      Engineer says:

      Makes a nice change from Oxbridge PPE, then political bag-carrier, then candidate for MP too. At least Hollinrake has done something in the real world, outside the Westminster bubble.

      Good luck to him.

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      • 37
        táxpáyér says:

        An “Estate Agent”… Out of the PPE Frying-pan and into the looter fire.

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        • 48
          Bert says:

          1. Estate agents are more trustworthy than politicians or journalists. In fact, the last firm I hired did a pretty good job, albeit v. expensive.

          2. I thought there were laws about sexual discrimination, or does that only apply to the “little people” — you know, the ones who fund the government, the welfare state and everyfuckingthing else?

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        • 81
          M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

          He’s not actually an estate agent as he manages the Property company of Hunters. Is a director in 12 companies, so he’s a prolific businessman.

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    • 14
      Dougie says:

      What do you mean, Guido, Tory women problem? There’s no problem if the best candidate won.

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    • 24
      Vote UKIP says:

      Agreed. Short lists – male, female, bum-sex, black, etc. are so much crap. The products of scared organisations with no imagination.

      Like

      • 72
        Spartacus says:

        +1 agreed

        And no future for this guy – never been a polical adviser, not a barrister, and he has a real job meeting real people – no chance matey

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    • 70
      Anonymous says:

      He is a good guy. Was going to stand before the economic meltdown – genuinely has conviction

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      • 117
        Someone who's in the 'Know' says:

        As Convicted as your Conservative Councillors were after the N.Yorks CC Elections were when the first item on their agenda was to vote-through a pay increase for themselves? It’s good to see the Yorkshire Spirit win through by rejecting CCHQ’s parachuted-in nobody, but one thing’s for sure, they’re just as reckless and troughing when it comes to spending ‘other peoples’ money’. Oink, Oink.

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  5. 9
    concrete pump says:

    What do you mean by ‘newspaper friendly’..?

    Pretty face..?

    Big hooters..?

    Or doesn’t spout shite when confronted by a journo..?

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    • 12
      Engineer says:

      Can be wrapped up with chips?

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    • 43
      Mycroft says:

      Cheaper than Izal?

      …and keeping with that theme…

      Only used if nothing better can be found?

      Sh’t and Newspapers, a match that has stood the test of time.

      The Sun might really shine out of her ahse?

      The list can go on forever.

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  6. 11
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    Yorkshire folk do not like being told what to do. If Cameron had any sense he should have forbidden them to choose a female candidate safe in the knowledge they would damn well do the opposite.

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  7. 13

    So they chose who they thought was the best candidate rather than the shoe horned in woman?

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  8. 15
    Think again Kevin says:

    Kevin hasn’t thought this through – to go from Estate Agent to MP is a very serious reduction in social standing.

    People grudgingly accept Estate Agents, but MPs – they spit on or cross the street to avoid.

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  9. 16
    Piano Wires R Us says:

    Pinkish Estate Agents for the LGBT Sector! We will find you your dream ‘Compact & Bijou’ to slot yourself into ;-)

    Mr Hollinrakinginthedoshforspvvying will certainly need a new job when the property market goes phut as interest rates rise…….

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  10. 17
    bathugeo says:

    Oh, Guido, get out of the Westminster bubble occasionally! Most voters would vastly prefer an estate agent to one of Cameron’s speak-your-weight female clones.

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  11. 19
    ENGLAND says:

    “Dear Lord, This has been a tough two or three years.
    You’ve taken my favourite actor Patrick Swayze.
    My favourite musician Michael Jackson.
    My favourite Blues Singer Amy Winehouse.
    My favourite actress Elizabeth Taylor.
    My favourite singer Whitney Houston and
    My favourite scientist Patrick Moore.

    I just wanted you to know that my favourite politicians are Ed Miliband, Tony Blair, Nick Clegg, Ed Balls, Gordon Brown, John Bercow and Harriet Harman.”

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  12. 20
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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  13. 22
    • 26
      Joss Taskin says:

      What imbeciles stopped them ?

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      • 29
        Joker says:

        Funny that the French couldn’t stop them on the way in.

        Like

        • 71

          Well, it works like this…..
          You lurk around the Ports and sign on for benefits. A French Official comes along and suggests that the French would like to fund a long holiday somewhere else, perhaps Britain. You agree but point out that this costs money. The French wink and say it’s no problem. Money changes hands and Nelsonian eyes are turned upon the extended family loading their gear, like Grannie etc on the 42tonner.
          This then gets to Britain where the family are duly landed, and repeat the experience….being re landed on French soil and they can go home with their bank account duly replete until Ramadan next year, when they can play the game all over again.

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    • 84
      inside out says:

      Good opportunity for somebody to make a few quid smuggling people out.

      Like

  14. 23
    ████ 'changed my tune ' Hoon says:

    I AM A CLOSET KIPPER !!!

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  15. 31
  16. 39
    Red Ed says:

    Hilarious of Labour to complain that a local person has been selected instead of someone who has been parachuted in.

    Like

  17. 41
    JH103932812-23-9210 says:

    Has Labour’s Facebook page been hacked?

    It seems to have a giant picture of a bacon sandwich on it.

    https://www.facebook.com/labourparty

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  18. 44
    David Cameron says:

    We may not have many women MPs but we have plenty of queens.

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  19. 49
    concrete pump says:

    Looks like Charlie Brooks is standing for UKIP at the GE.

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    • 96
      The Great British Public says:

      It was part of the Brooks plea bargain…

      We find you innocent on the basis you make a complete fool of yourself and stand for UKIP so we can discredit you and make UKIP look rubbish.

      You get a drubbing from the anti UKIP propaganda machine for 18 months, in return you and the Mrs stay out if jail….

      Like

  20. 51
    Ed Miliband says:

    fellow benefit claimants and overseas guests, i will be on twitter at 12pm to talk about my weirdness @uklabour, i’d love to show the world how thick my skin is if you could send over as many insults as possible, would be lovely

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  21. 56
    David Cameron says:

    I think we can win if we pander to the bumsex community.

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  22. 58
    Archie says:

    It’s little short of pathetic to criticise a man just because of his occupation. I have had dealings with this man and have always found him to be honest, decent and hard-working.

    Like

    • 64
      M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

      He’s a bit more than an estate agent. A very successful local businessman rather than a parachuted-in career politician. Good choice by the look of it.

      Like

  23. 59
    Anonymous says:

    And now some political reaction from Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls. He says: “At long last our economy is back to the size it was before the global banking crisis – three years after the US reached the same point.” He also says GDP per head – that’s the economy shared as individual pots by all of us – is not set to recover for three more years and most people are still seeing their living standards squeezed. So it’s not the time to sit back, relax and assume the economy is fixed, he says.

    Fuck the Gloabal Banking crisis, you and your mate Broon almost destroyed the UK. Go and get a blow job from the lady boy.

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    • 66
      M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

      The reason GDP per head is lower than in 2008 is because the UK population is 5% higher and few of that 5% will be working/contributing. Mind you, that will all change when Scotland leaves the UK.

      Like

    • 86
      Dangerous Brian says:

      Hear hear.

      Like

  24. 63
    Mrs Jack Dromey says:

    Hurrah for Labour’s Women Only shortlists which ensures women candidates like myself are elected as MPs.

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  25. 69
    Quentin CrispyBatter says:

    …of course, this is nothing new

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  26. 74
    Kevin Hollinrake says:

    If elected, I promise to pop the House of Commons onto Rightmove and make a TV programme about selling it featuring Sarah Beeny.

    In the current London market, with planning permission for luxury riverside flats, I’d be looking at offers over £500M with my sales commission a very reasonable 3%

    Like

  27. 75
    Owen Jones says:

    At least Kevin doesn’t have a front bottom.

    Why ,even in the picture his right forefinger is pointing to his willie.

    Like

  28. 80
    Misteer_Hole_in_t'Bloddy_Rake says:

    I think the Association HeadQuarters will sell for (aproximate’ly) between £300,000 and £320,000. There is also a strong rental market, which could fetch anything between £950 and £1200 per calendar month.

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  29. 87
    geordieboy says:

    Tories don’t have a problem with women, it’s women who are the problem ask my brother in law he has been fucked over 3 times and he is a really good guy.

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  30. 89
    Bumsex Dave. says:

    I don’t need or want wimmin. They are just trouble all round.

    Give me nice young men anytime.

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  31. 90
    SS says:

    Labour have a women problem also, the fact is they are no good at all.

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  32. 93
    Anonymous says:

    Why publish Labour’s stupid quotes?

    Like

  33. 97
    The British People says:

    How nice to see someone photographed in a tie.

    Like

  34. 103
    Brian J. says:

    Emmett lost the Corby by-election by nearly 2 to 1, on a 12.7% swing against her. Even giving her all of Margot Parker’s UKIP votes, and they’re not all Tories by a long shot, would have still seen her lose badly. I just don’t see a talent here that absolutely has to get into Parliament.

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  35. 110
    Not A Labour Person says:

    I would NOT vote for a Labour MP whether they are male, female or shemale. Labour has a problem and the party is full of weirdos and thickos. Sort it out!

    Like

  36. 112
    I'm actually ejaculating as you read this message says:

    You are joking

    Estate Agency isn’t a business, it’s parasitic rent-seeking, like recruitment consultancy, and politics… Oh! Wait!

    Like

  37. 115
    Thicky Vicky Coren Shit Poker Player and Leeching Smug Cow Extraodinaire can Only Fuck Off With Her Stupid Husband says:

    Stick him in a dress. No one will notice. I am so much wittier than the double dim husband of mine.

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  38. 118
    Anonymous says:

    At least he is a local. Yorkshire is stuffed with MP’s parachuted in because they can’t cut it in their local area, so it has to be fixed for them. Miliband, Balls, Cooper, Flint, Reeves all dumped on us. Labour would not have a front bench if this load of poshos were not imposed on us instead of giving local talent the chance to represent their constituencies.

    Like

  39. 119
    Anonymous says:

    “to restore trust in politics”
    simply hand power back to those people it was stolen from.

    Like


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