Meet the Old Mingers

(Lord) Archy Kirkwood – formerly chief of staff to Steel, chief whip to Ashdown is “chief fixer”. Paul Burstow is “agent” for the tedious purposes of compliance with rules on spend, data protection etc. Martin Tod (a PPC and founder of Lib Dems online) is in charge of the e-campaign.

The Mingers calculate that Oaten should come fourth behind Huhne in third. Hughes campaigners recognise that the Oaten / Huhne redistributed votes are more likely to favour Campbell. Oaten is hitting the phones personally to activists…

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Quote of the Day

Peter Mandelson tells Emma Barnett…

“I think that Jeremy Corbyn himself should search his conscience and ask himself whether he’s the best person to lead the Labour Party into the general election with the best chance of success for the party.”


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