“Eyup! Is tha’ voting Labour?” is t’slogan on’t t-shirt of woman of t’people Rachael Maskell.
Labour’s York Central candidate showed just how local she is at Bootham Crescent last weekend, home to York City FC.
Except Rachael would never say “eyup!”, because she isn’t from York.
Or even the North.
She lived in London until just a few weeks before she was parachuted in as the Unite choice ahead of several local candidates. Indeed, when she tried to get selected back home in Erith and Thamesmead in 2009, she told supporters “I stand very much as a south east London candidate”. Presumably she put on a cockney accent back then…