Tory Candidate Bowled a Googly

As Guido revealed in yesterday’s Sun, Hopeful Tory candidates looking to become MPs at selection meetings are being greeted with the awkward question of “what is the most embarrassing thing we would find if we Googled you?” Regular readers will remember wannabe MP Ben Howlett, who found this out the hard way when he was down to the final two in the selection process for the marginal seat of Westminster North last weekend. After joking it would probably be some drunken pictures from a birthday party, he was stumped when actual Google search results were read out, including his praise for IRA terrorist turned Sinn Fein MP Gerry Adams and rant that America needed to “get over” 9/11. Needless to say he did not win the contest…




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Jo Swinson on Chris Rennard…

“Vince — and Tim before him — have repeatedly, publicly said Rennard is not welcome anywhere near their frontbench team, even as an adviser. I remain deeply frustrated that he was not expelled from the party through its disciplinary process. It just feels wrong, and I do not want Lord Rennard to continue as a member of the party. As far as I am concerned, he is not welcome.”

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